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Gap Will Hire More Seasonal Workers Than Walmart

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Gap reportedly plans to hire 63,000 workers for the holiday season, surpassing retail giant Walmart's hiring spree of 60,000 seasonal employees. According to 24/7 Wall St., Gap's seasonal hiring will make up a third of its total workforce—in the off-season, the retailer employs just 135,000 people compared to Walmart's 2.2 million year-round workers. It's unclear whether the influx of holiday workers will get a slice of that $10/hour minimum wage pie, which Gap promised to enact by 2015.
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