As the holiday season approaches, retailers are preparing for the busiest shopping time of the year by increasing their workforces. Five of the nation's largest retailers will add nearly 300,000 jobs combined this winter. Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) said it plans to add 83,000 temporary jobs -- the most of any retailer. Additionally, among e-commerce firms, the largest, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will add 70,000 workers.
While 2013 holiday spending is expected to rise compared to 2012, retailers are not expected to hire more than they did last year. In fact, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas expects retailers might not even match 2012 seasonal hiring totals. To determine the companies adding the most workers this holiday season, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed seasonal hiring announcements from America's largest retailers.