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The company did not specify the number of additional hires for this year's holidays but in recent years it's added about 40,000 seasonal employees.
Toys "R" Us said it expects to hire 2,500 seasonal workers for its stores in the Los Angeles area, and 540 for its distribution center in Rialto east of Los Angeles.
About 5,400 employees will be added in California overall, where Toys "R" Us has 113 stores. Toys "R" Us operates 1,695 stores worldwide and employs 65,000 full-time workers.
The seasonal jobs include cashiers and sales associates, along with toy demonstrators - a new position in which the workers will unbox and play with toys so that children and other shoppers can test the products.
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