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Liquidity Services hiring for post-holiday crush

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 3:06pm  ET

D.C.-based Liquidity Services is hiring 30 full-time employees and 140 seasonal workers as it gears up for a spike in post-holiday returns to retailers.

Liquidity Services’ online auction site Liquidation.com sells returned and overstock merchandise for retailers, and, citing National Retail Federation figures, says overall returns are up 14 percent this year.

The majority of the 30 full-time positions open are in Washington, with the seasonal jobs at warehouses across the country, it says. Jobs include marketing, sales, operations, IT and human resources. The seasonal work will be mostly in late December and January.

Post-holiday merchandise returns are expected to be up 4.3 percent from last year.

Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT), which also sells surplus goods for government and commercial customers, had $148.1 million in total sales volume in the second quarter, a company record and up 36 percent from a year earlier.

The company’s revenue rose 18 percent to $86.21 million.