September 25, 2012 / 9:33 AM / in 5 years

Toys R Us to hire 45,000 seasonal employees across U.S.

(Reuters) - Toys R Us Inc TOYS.N said it will hire 45,000 seasonal employees across the United States to cope with the upcoming holiday season.

Toys R Us, which hired about 40,000 seasonal workers last year, said it retained about 15 percent of the holiday workforce after the season ended.

The retailer said the hiring at its stores will begin this week and would continue through December. Positions offered include managerial roles and sales associates.

Reporting by Balaji Sridharan in Bangalore; Editing by David Holmes

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