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The holidays seem to creep around the corner faster every year. Usually at this time, stores begin their seasonal hiring efforts as shopping ramps up ahead of the 'giving season'. However, this year, many brands are changing their strategy. Several big-box retailers, including Walmart and Macy's, have announced plans to slow holiday hiring efforts to protect their bottom lines as inflation continues to rise amid economic uncertainty.

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