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A survey of retail employers conducted by Harris Interactive and paid for by suggests that "while the jobs recovery continues to lag that of previous recessions, the outlook for the retail industry in the back half of 2012 shows significant improvement over 2011. Thirty-six percent of retail employers report they are planning to hire full-time, permanent staff from July 1 through December 31, 2012, an increase of 20 percentage points over the same period last year."

In addition, "While frequent worker turnover is expected in the retail industry, more employers are concerned top talent will leave their organization as the economy improves, a sign more career opportunities are available in the labor market. Thirty-six percent of retail hiring managers are concerned top workers will leave, compared to 29 percent last year at this time."

The survey says that  retailers planning to hire full-time, permanent employees is at 36 percent, up from 16 percent in 2011; hire part-time employees is at 39 percent, up from 36 percent in 2011; and hire contract or temporary employees is at 15 percent, up from 9 percent in 2011.
KC's View:
Maybe. But maybe not. This kind of hiring is not these sense I get from retailers, but maybe I'm just talking to the wrong retailers.

Or maybe has a stake in trying to stimulate a little hiring action by retailers.