Toys "R" Us plans to hire 45,000 workers for the holidays.
The New Jersey-based toy retailer announced the hiring effort today, adding that the initiative will double its domestic workforce — albeit temporarily.
About 10,000 of those jobs will be in the 600 temporary stores — Toys "R" Us Express — the company is putting up at malls across the country.
Of course, that doesn't necessarily translate into lots of local jobs. Toys "R" Us has just one traditional big box store in the Triangle — at Cary's Crossroads Plaza — and two Babies "R" Us stores — on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh and on Fayetteville Road in Durham. It has opened an Express store at Northgate Mall. That store will close in January.