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Macy’s Says It’s Hiring Another 7,000 Seasonal Workers. Here’s How to Apply
If you missed the initial wave of holiday hiring and are kicking your Christmas pajama-clad self for it, you’ll be excited to hear the good news coming out of the retail world (a rarity, it seems) this week.
Apparently, after a rager of a Black Friday weekend (the true kickoff to the holiday shopping season), Macy’s is revisiting the decision to hire fewer seasonal holiday workers this year than in years past.
Let’s Talk Numbers: Macy’s to Hire 7,000 More Workers
Last year, for the 2016 holiday season, the retail giant hired 83,000 temporary workers. This year, the decision was made to dial back on holiday hiring. The company announced in the early fall that it would be hiring only 80,000 workers for the seasonal rush.
But the iconic parade host may have underestimated its popularity by a smidge this year and is now calling for an additional 7,000 temporary workers to get through the holidays.
This will bring the store’s overall holiday hiring number to 87,000 — putting it at 4,000 more than last year.
“Macy’s has had a great start to this holiday season with high customer volume across our business,” John Harper, Macy’s chief stores officer, said in a statement. “Due to the strong traffic in our stores, we are adding associates in our stores across the country to ensure that customers continue to receive the high level of service they have come to expect from us.”
While as many as 18,000 of the workers hired in the first wave were placed in distribution centers to fulfill online orders, the company notes seasonal store associates primarily assist customers on the sales floor and carry out store operations such as prepping orders that customers buy online and then pick up in stores.
How to Hop on this Holiday Hiring Train
If you’re looking to nab a job with Macy’s to help nurse those Black Friday-inflicted wounds, here’s your shot.
You can go to the Macy’s job search page to find a store hiring in your area. Simply filter by location or keyword to find a position that works for you.
Along with competitive pay, Macy’s employees enjoy a flexible schedule (although it is the holiday season, so evening and weekend work should be expected) and a pretty good employee discount.
And that doesn’t sound half bad — I mean, when it comes to Christmas shopping, an extra 20% off can make a big difference.
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Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.