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  • Brick and mortar retailers are facing a staffing crisis as they enter the holiday season.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 757,000 retail job openings across the country in July, which is about 100,000 more than the same time a year ago. The number of openings surpassed the number of hires from March through June for the first time in a decade, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
  • As a result, retailers have been forced to offer more attractive compensation and benefits to encourage workers put off by part-time jobs.

The holiday season is creeping closer but some of America’s biggest retailers could find themselves understaffed.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 757,000 retail job openings across the country in July, which is about 100,000 more than a year ago. The number of openings surpassed the number of hires from March through June for the first time in a decade, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

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