Electronics retailer Future Shop says it plans to hire more than 4,000 seasonal employees across Canada for the holiday shopping season.

The move will beef up its workforce by more than 40 per cent during one of the busiest times of the year.

The company says it will turn to social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter in hopes to attract tech-savvy staff members for its 146 stores across the country.

The announcement follows an even bigger hiring spree by retailer Toys R Us in the United States.

Last week, the company said it will hire 45,000 employees to help with the holiday season, doubling its U.S. workforce.

Toys R Us is looking to fill positions at its 600 smaller stores located in malls and shopping centres. Those “pop-up” stores are called Toys R Us Express.