Anticipating solid sales growth for the rest of the year, department store giant Macy's Inc. said Thursday that it planned to hire 65,000 holiday workers, a slight increase from previous years.
The mostly part-time positions will be in the company's stores and also in its distribution, online fulfillment and call centers nationwide. In some cases, temporary seasonal workers are offered permanent positions based on their skills and performance over the holiday season, the company said.
The increased hiring levels reflect the company's expectations for sales at stores open at least a year to increase 3% to 3.5% in the second half of fiscal 2010.
"It is vitally important that our customers are well-served during the busiest shopping time of the year," Chief Executive Terry J. Lundgren said. "Many of our seasonal hires are students on break, stay-at-home parents, individuals in career transitions or those with extra time they would like to use productively."