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Macy's plans to hire 41,000 workers ahead of the holiday shopping season
Macy's Inc. announced this week that it is planning to hire additional workers as the holiday shopping season is approaching fast. The American high-end department store chain said its target is to recruit more than 41,000 people to fill full and part-time job roles in the company.
Macy’s said that the new hires would be assigned to its own stores, Bloomingdale's, Bluemercury stores, its supply chain locations, and company call centers. As per Reuters, the number of recruits this year is lower compared to last year, when the department store planned to hire 76,000 workers in the same seasonal period.
Out of the 76,000 new hires, the company dispatched around 48,000 for jobs specifically for the holiday season. At that time, the rest of them were assigned to permanent positions.
All applicants are encouraged to submit their application forms online via Macy’s careers pages, or they can also choose to apply in person at the company’s monthly hiring events, where on-the-spot interviews are being carried out in its stores and supply chain sites across the country. Applicants should note that the next holiday hiring fair has been set on October 6, Nasdaq reported.
“With our focus on making meaningful investments in our colleagues, we are proud to provide an unmatched culture and fulfilling career opportunities that put our colleagues and Macy’s, Inc. in a strong position for the holiday season,” Macy’s chief transformation and human resources officer, Danielle Kirgan, said in a press release.
She added, “Whether you are looking to earn extra money for the holidays or start a career in retail, we are excited to offer more than 41,000 opportunities to join our amazing team and shape the future of retail.”
Macy's colleagues will be offered job opportunities in various positions - from entry-level to leadership or management roles. Seasonal employees will also have opportunities to be hired for permanent jobs across Macy’s stores and affiliates.
For the wages, Macy’s stated, “We prioritize and support the well-being of our colleagues because when we take care of them, they take care of our customers. We offer competitive pay starting at $15 an hour, instant access to earned wages and access to flexible scheduling that allows colleagues to choose regular and optional overtime shifts that meet their availability.”