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Even if midterms aren’t coming up for a couple of weeks, it’s already time to start thinking about what you’re going to do during your holiday break.  No, seriously – by the time you get home for the holidays, it might be too late to land a job.

Top retailers hire thousands of additional staff during the busy holiday shopping season, and they’ve already started filling these ranks.  Target, for example, hires and trains its seasonal workers in October, putting them on the sales floor by Thanksgiving, according to a company spokeswoman.

Even if you don’t think sales is your thing, there are other options available in your favorite store, including: hourly sales, customer service, cashier, loss prevention, merchandising and stock.

All of these jobs offer decent cash and flexible hours, and most retail companies offer a significant store discount.

Here’s just a sampling of the companies hiring seasonal workers:

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