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Gap joins seasonal-hiring retailers

Gap Inc. is upping its workforce for the holidays.

The retailer plans to hire 65,000 seasonal associates for its Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta stores, as well as call centers and distribution centers for the 2018 holiday season. Gap will host a hiring event on Oct. 6 in the U.S. and on Oct. 13 in Canada.

Last week, Target announced it will up its holiday hiring over last year by 20%, with plans to hire some 120,000 seasonal workers. Challenger, Grey & Christmas described Target’s plan as the “largest holiday plan by a traditional retailer” since it began tracking these type of announcements in 2012.

Challenger has tracked over 330,000 holiday hiring announcements so far this year.
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