CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) today said it plans to hire approximately 65,000 seasonal associates in its stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2010 holiday season. The hiring plan represents a slight increase from previous years, reflecting the company's expectations for same-store sales in the second half of fiscal 2010 to be up by 3 to 3.5 percent.
"It is vitally important that our customers are well-served during the busiest shopping time of the year. So we ramp up our workforce starting now and running through December," said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy's, Inc. chairman, president and chief administrative officer. "Our seasonal associates serve customers on the selling floor, work behind the scenes in store operations positions, interact with customers via the telephone in call centers, and staff the distribution and fulfillment centers that coordinate shipments to our stores and directly to customers who buy online."
Most of the positions are part-time, often with some flexibility to fit with the availability of the individuals hired. Many positions require the applicant to work evenings, weekends or overnight. In some cases, temporary seasonal associates are offered open year-round positions based on their skills and performance over the holiday season.
Applications for seasonal positions at Macy's are being accepted online now at www.macysJOBS.com. Candidates who fill the company's criteria will receive by email an invitation to interview. Hiring for store sales positions will begin in early October. Hiring for operations positions already has begun.
"Working in a seasonal position at Macy's is a great way to earn extra money at the holidays. Many of our seasonal hires are students on break, stay-at-home parents, individuals in career transitions or those with extra time they would like to use productively," Lundgren said. "Retailing is a fast-paced business, and working at Macy's during this magical time of the year can be fun and rewarding."
Macy's, Inc. employs about 161,000 associates on a year-round basis.
Macy's, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation's premier retailers, with fiscal 2009 sales of $23.5 billion. The company operates about 850 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy's and Bloomingdale's, as well as the macys.com and bloomingdales.com websites. The company also operates two Bloomingdale's outlet stores.
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Source: Macy's, Inc.
Released September 23, 2010