The holiday hiring season is officially underway, and people looking to make a little extra cash have another option this year.
Macy's has plans to host its first "national hiring day" at the end of the month to fill nearly 83,000 jobs to serve customers in the company's call centers, the selling floor, fulfillment facilities and even the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
On Sept. 30, job candidates can visit any Macy's, Bloomingdale's and Macy's Backstage store locations from 2 to 8 p.m. local time to find out about open positions for the holiday season. Applicants must apply in advance at macysJOBS.com or bloomingdalesJOBS.com to find out about on-site interview opportunities.
“These seasonal positions fill an important niche in the American employment spectrum," said Macy's Inc. chairman and CEO Terry J. Lundgren. "We are proud to offer them this opportunity to work in a fun, fast-paced and collegial environment.”
According to the company, Macy’s, Inc.’s 2016 seasonal hiring plan includes the following:
- About 15,000 of the 83,000 total seasonal positions will be based in direct-to-consumer fulfillment facilities, an increase of 3,000 positions compared to 2015. These positions are located in megacenters and product-specific fulfillment centers across the nation (including one in Stone Mountain, Ga.).
- About 1,000 associates will be hired to interact with customers via telephone, e-mail and online chat at customer service centers.
- More than 1,000 people will be hired across the country to support the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Santalands and other iconic holiday events.
Most seasonal positions with Macy's are part-time, and require applicants to work evenings, weekends and some overnight shits. In some cases, Macy's says temporary seasonal associates are offered open year-round positions based on their skills and performance over the holiday season.
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