According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 2011 seasonal hiring is expected to mirror 2010, with 29 percent of retailers planning to hire extra help.

Among various industries, employers anticipate hiring key positions, such as sales, customer service, shipping and administrative support. Ten percent of hospitality companies plan to add seasonal staff, about the same as last year.

"Employers are keeping the status quo for holiday hiring as economic uncertainties shake consumer confidence," says Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. "While retail has the lion's share of seasonal jobs, you can also find opportunities in various industries and corporate roles. Hiring managers continually tell us that they will transition some seasonal workers into permanent employees, so you want to apply early and let the employer know up front that you're interested in long-term employment."

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