More time off is scheduled to be available this holiday season as 58 percent of employers are providing at least three paid days off, a jump from 42 percent from 2011-2012 and 36 percent in 2010-2011, according to a survey by Bloomberg BNA.

Another 51 percent of respondents report making Christmas Eve Day a paid day off. For the manufacturing industry, 85 percent of respondents are offering at least three paid days off during the holiday season while 52 percent of respondents from nonmanufacturing companies and 51 percent of respondents from nonbusiness organizations also plan to do so.

Among the respondents with fewer than 1,000 employees, 65 percent are giving employees three or more paid days off, but only 48 percent of respondents from larger organizations are offering that same time off. Roughly four out of 10 respondents say at least a few employees must work Dec. 25, Jan. 1 or both. Thirty-four percent of respondents expect to schedule Christmas work shifts, and 38 percent of respondents plan on employees working New Year's Day.

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