Macy’s is Hiring Tons of Seasonal Workers This Week. Here’s How to Apply

Updated September 25, 2016
by Carson Kohler
Junior Writer
Seasonal jobs

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Sometimes. Other times, I can be a bit of a grinch amidst the chaos of the holidays. But there are those moments — those ones where I stop and realize that it is a great time of the year.

One of those moments? This sounds ridiculous, but it’s those darn Macy’s commercials. You know, those star-studded, heart-warming minute-long jigs. That, and “Home Alone.”

Anyhow, the retail mogul known for its holiday spirit is hiring for the season.

Macy’s is Hiring Tons of Seasonal Employees

Mark your calendar. Macy’s just announced a huge, national hiring event. Macy’s is hosting hiring fairs on Sept. 30, 2-8 p.m. at various locations (see if your area is in the running).

It’s looking to fill a variety of seasonal team positions, from retail sales to stock to beauty advisors. Regular and flexible work is available.

It’s important to note that, as a team member, you might be asked to stay before and after closing, work early mornings and late evenings — even weekends and holidays.

However, to pocket some extra money during this paycheck-guzzling time, this seems pretty worth it.

So What’s It Take Take to Work at Macy’s?

In general, you don’t need any previous retail experience, though it’s preferred. But you’ll be trained beforehand, so no worries.

You need to know how to read, write and have some basic math knowledge (nothing too fancy — mostly addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). However, this is not elementary school, so you can use a calculator. (Thank goodness.)

There might also be some physical demands. Nothing intense — no Insanity workouts — but you should be able to lift at least 30 pounds and keep moving about during a shift.

For specific positions…well, you can learn more about those on Macy’s site. But here’s a rundown of a few notable ones.

If you’re a people person, you might be well-suited for a sales position. You’ll connect with customers by asking questions, offering advice and saying “Oh, that looks so good on you!” You’ll also need to keep things tidy and presentable (think: fitting rooms).

If you don’t like people as much, you might opt for a stocking position. You know when there’s those big sales? You’ll work to change prices. You’ll also organize and maintain merchandise and replenish items on the floor as needed. You’re the one who pulls merch for online orders, too.

Maybe you enjoy makeup more than clothes. You could work as a beauty advisor — the one who explains and demonstrates products and might even apply some lotions or makeup to people’s facial areas — be careful with that, please.

To get info on all the positions, you can check out Macy’s career page. And don’t forget to stop by your local store on Sept. 30 for the big hiring-palooza.

Best of luck!

If you’re interested in other seasonal jobs — or jobs in general — check out our Facebook Jobs page.

Your Turn: Are you thinking about attending the job fair?

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.

by Carson Kohler
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