If seasonal hiring trends seen elsewhere in the retail industry in October hold, restaurants and other businesses are expected to staff up slightly more than they did last year as they continue to prepare for the holidays. According to Chicago-based global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, retailers added 130,100 jobs in October, an increase of 0.9 percent from 128,900 positions gained in October 2011. Last year’s hiring started slowly, Challenger found, but ...

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