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Retail Employees Struggle With Uncertain Sales

American Apparel’s turnaround plan calls for most stores to stay open, but many workers acknowledge that the retailer’s future is precarious. About 16 million people are employed in the retail industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and many are working through the holiday weekend. Retailers have hired an extra 700,000 seasonal workers this season, according to the National Retail Federation.

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