Payroll employment is expected to rise by nearly 190,000 in October, a pickup from the subdued pace of September and August. Online retailers started hiring up for the holiday season in August, which has prompted traditional retailers to move up their own holiday hiring. That is despite a flurry of store closings already planned for 2017. The push to switch from bricks to clicks is reshaping the retail sector and will eventually place a damper on retail hiring. Indeed, early hires are likely to borrow from November, historically the strongest month for retail jobs. The earlier hiring is not expected to alleviate the lack of service, however, at many retailers who are still struggling with squeezed margins.