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Small Business Tip of the Day: Start Your Holiday Hiring Early

Hiring managers are planning on hiring more workers for the holiday season than last year, according to a survey commissioned by Snagajob. The survey showed 69 percent of hourly hiring managers plan on hiring this year, an increase of 6 percent from last year. And those managers plan to hire 28 percent more seasonal employees than in 2012. But if your business will be among those hiring retail, restaurant or customer-service employees for the holiday season, you’d better get a move on: Managers are also planning on hiring earlier than last year. More than half (52 percent) started hiring in September, but the bulk of the holiday hiring will take place in October. The average pay for seasonal workers will be $10.80 per hour, up 10 cents from last year’s season.

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Rieva Lesonsky

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Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at, follow her on Google+ and, and visit her website,, to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.
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