Macy’s reveals holiday hiring plans

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Macy’s plan to hire more than 41,000 seasonal employees.

Macy’s is the latest retailer to reveal its plans for staffing up for the holidays.

The department store retailer said it plans to hire for 41,000 full- and part-time seasonal positions. The positions will be  mostly in-store at Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury banners.  

Last year,  Macy’s said it planned to hire approximately 76,000 full- and part-time employees, of which 48,000  of the total positions were seasonal. 

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Macy’s noted that in 2021, more than 10,300 seasonal employees earned permanent positions throughout the holiday season.

“Our enhanced, centralized hiring process allowed us to hire fewer colleagues of higher talent levels with more competitive pay who stayed on, resulting in a 40% reduction in turnover,” the company stated.

Also, nearly one-third of Macy’s store leadership started their careers at Macy’s during the holiday season, and the average length of service among Macy’s professional and hourly colleagues is 11 years and six years, respectively, the company added.

Macy’s pay starts at $15 per hour. Permanent employees earn an average base pay above $17 an hour and average total pay of $20 an hour along with the opportunity to work additional hours with flexible schedules.

Interested candidates can apply immediately online or in person for an on-the-spot interview during monthly hiring events at its stores and supply chain locations, with applications taking as little as five minutes and the majority of job offers made within 48 hours. The company will hold a holiday hiring event on Oct. 6.

“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,” said Danielle Kirgan, chief transformation and human resources officer,” Macy’s.

Macy’s has more than 90,000 employees across its banners.