jobsMega online-retail giant plans to hire more than 50,000 seasonal workers at its fulfillment centers across the country in anticipation for the winter holiday season. The hiring numbers are slightly increased from how many seasonal employees the retailer hired in 2011.

“Temporary associates play a critical role in meeting increased customer demand during the holiday season, and we expect thousands of temporary associates will stay on in full-time positions,” said Dave Clark, vice president of Global Customer Fulfillment.

Last month, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced its plans to hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees, which is also a slight increase from new hires around this time last year.

Target Corp plans to add on the most employees this holiday season out of the three companies with around  80,000 to 90,000 seasonal employees. Although the company plans to hire no more than the 92,000 seasonal workers it added in 2011, Target reported that 30 percent of the seasonal workers hired last year later received year-round positions.

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