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Macy's to hire 80,000 seasonal workers

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Macy's, Inc. announced Monday that it plans to hire approximately 80,000 seasonal associates for its Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2012 holiday season.

The company's 2012 season hiring plan compares to approximately 78,000 in 2011 (an increase of about 2.5 percent).

Hiring additional associates for holidays ensures that our customers are well-served in this busy shopping period – both on the sales floor and behind the scenes," said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy's, Inc. chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Moreover, our seasonal positions help a wide range of Americans earn extra money. In many cases, these are students working to help pay tuition, retirees seeking to remain active and individuals wanting to supplement their income."

Seasonal associates at Macy's and Bloomingdale's serve customers on the selling floor, work in store operations positions, interact with customers via the telephone in call centers, and staff the distribution and fulfillment centers that coordinate shipments to stores and directly to customers who buy online.

Most of the positions are part-time, often with 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 and Bloomingdale's are being accepted at www.macysJOBS.com and www.bloomingdalesJOBS.com. Candidates who submit applications online will receive a response via email. Hiring for store sales positions will begin in mid-October. The company has already begun hiring for sales support positions, such as in distribution centers, call centers and store receiving.

Macy's, Inc. employs about 175,000 associates on a year-round basis.

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