World's largest retailer is hiring 55,000 workers for the holidays

NEW YORK - This year Wal-Mart is hiring 5,000 more seasonal workers than it did in 2012. 

The retailer says 35,000 temporary workers will become part-time and 35,000 part-time workers will gain full-time jobs.  That means more workers will be getting benefits.

With more than 4,000 locations across the country, that averages out to about 13 more workers per store. A Wal-Mart spokesman says the company has opened several new stores this year and that helps boost the amount of new hires.

During the holidays retailers can earn up to 40 percent of annual revenue.

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