CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today said it plans to hire seasonal associates
for approximately 83,000 positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s
stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment
centers nationwide for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season. The
company’s 2016 seasonal hiring plan is essentially flat to last year.
The company also announced its first national holiday hiring day, to
take place on Friday, Sept. 30, an expansion of successful events which
took place in certain locations last year. Job candidates can
visit all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s Backstage store locations
between 2 – 8 p.m. (in local time zones) during the event. Candidates
should apply in advance at macysJOBS.com
to discover open positions and opportunities for on-site interviews.
“However our customers connect with us – in stores, online and mobile,
or over the phone – Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s shoppers have come
to appreciate the higher level of our staffing and service throughout
the Christmas and holiday season, and our associates love the
merchandise discount and income-earning opportunities at this special
time of the year,” said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s, Inc. chairman and
chief executive officer. “We first offer our current associates the
opportunity to work extra hours over the holidays, and then supplement
our ongoing workforce with seasonal hires. This significant increase in
staffing allows us to provide additional service to customers, however
they engage with us.”
Seasonal associates at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s serve customers on the
selling floor, work in store operations positions, interact with
customers via call centers, and staff the distribution and fulfillment
centers that coordinate shipments to stores and directly to customers
who buy online or via mobile. Macy’s, Inc. is one of the largest online
retailers in America.
Wherever seasonal associates join the company, all will qualify for a 20
percent merchandise discount on most of their purchases – especially
appreciated during the holiday gift-giving time.
Macy’s, Inc.’s 2016 seasonal hiring plan includes the following:
Approximately 15,000 of the 83,000 total seasonal positions will be
based in direct-to-consumer fulfillment facilities that support sales
generated by the company’s omnichannel business strategy. This is an
increase of 3,000 positions compared to 2015. These positions are
located in megacenters in Goodyear, AZ; Cheshire, CT; Tulsa, OK;
Portland, TN; and Martinsburg, WV, as well as in product-specific
fulfillment centers in Sacramento, CA; Stone Mountain, GA; Secaucus,
NJ; and Joppa, MD.
About 1,000 associates will be hired to interact with customers via
telephone, e-mail and online chat at customer service centers in
Mason, Ohio, Clearwater, FL, and Tempe, AZ.
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.
“These seasonal positions fill an important niche in the American
employment spectrum. Especially at the holidays, we employ students
working during break to help pay tuition, retirees seeking to remain
active, and individuals from many walks of life wanting to supplement
their income and benefit from receiving a merchandise discount on their
purchases. We are proud to offer them this opportunity to work in a fun,
fast-paced and collegial environment,” Lundgren said.
Applications for seasonal positions at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are
being accepted at macysJOBS.com
the company’s easy-to-navigate hiring sites. Candidates who submit
applications online will receive a response via e-mail.
Most seasonal positions are part-time, often with flexibility to fit the
availability of the individuals hired. Many positions require the
applicant to work evenings and weekends and some require overnight. In
some cases, temporary seasonal associates are offered open year-round
positions based on their skills and performance over the holiday season.
“We have many examples of associates who started with us in temporary
seasonal positions and stayed to enjoy a long and fulfilling career with
our company. Seasonal employment is often an opportunity to get to know
potential future employees and to identify talent that we can recruit as
needs arise,” added Lundgren. “The holidays are a magical time of year,
and helping customers select gifts from Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s is a
special experience that generations of associates have enjoyed and found
Macy’s, Inc. employs about 157,900 associates on a year-round basis.
Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one
of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2015 sales of $27.079
billion. The company operates about 880 stores in 45 states, the
District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy’s,
Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Macy’s Backstage and Bluemercury,
as well as the macys.com,
websites. Bloomingdale’s in Dubai is operated by Al Tayer Group LLC
under a license agreement.
All statements in this press release that are not statements of
historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are
based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Macy’s management and
are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could
differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the
forward-looking statements contained in this release because of a
variety of factors, including conditions to, or changes in the timing
of, proposed transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring
charges, store closings, competitive pressures from specialty stores,
general merchandise stores, off-price and discount stores,
manufacturers’ outlets, the Internet, mail-order catalogs and television
shopping and general consumer spending levels, including the impact of
the availability and level of consumer debt, the effect of weather and
other factors identified in documents filed by the company with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
(NOTE: Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news
releases, is available at www.macysinc.com/pressroom)
Media – Holly Thomas, 646-429-5250
– Matt Stautberg, 513-579-7780