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Dayton Business Journal
Holiday hiring boom expected in Dayton
by Olivia Barrow, Staff Reporter
Monday, November 5, 2012 

Retailers across the country are gearing up for the holiday shopping season by increasing inventory and adding staff. And that's expected to translate into a boom in the number of local temporary jobs. 

Between the Dayton area's three shopping malls alone — The Mall at Fairfield Commons, The Dayton Mall and The Greene — about 2,200 jobs will be added, according to local officials. 

That’s anywhere from a 20 to 40 percent staff increase, depending on the mall. 

Between covering extended hours, needing more help in stock rooms, adding servers at restaurants, and staffing pop-up stores that fill vacant spaces in the shopping centers, retailers at the Dayton Mall will probably employ an additional 1,000 people, up 40 percent from the 2,500 who work there throughout the year, said general manager Dave Duebbe 

Bruce Goldsberry, general manager for The Mall at Fairfield Commons, said his numbers will be similar. And the lower unemployment rate has made it harder to fill so many positions this year, he said… 

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