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Toys R Us and Best Buy hiring seasonal workers

September 30, 2009 |  2:03 pm

Santa Claus isn't the only one working overtime at Christmas.

Toys R Us is currently looking for 35,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, the retailer said today. The jobs include management roles and positions as sales associates and back-of-house stock employees and will be in the company's traditional stores and in about 350 Holiday Express toy shops nationwide.

Not surprisingly, store traffic at Toys R Us locations is highest over the holidays, so the retailer also will give  existing employees the chance to work extra hours during the season.

Recent surveys have shown that retailers would cut back on seasonal workers this year, but Toys R Us said the number of holiday employees it planned to hire was in line with its 2008 and 2007 holiday numbers.

Click here for a complete list of available Toys R Us positions and job descriptions.

If you'd rather sell electronics than toys, Bloomberg is reporting that Best Buy plans to hire more seasonal workers this year to help meet demand for flat-panel televisions and mobile phones. The chain didn't specify the number of holiday employees it planned to hire.

-- Andrea Chang