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Seasonal Job Thread: Macy's Plans to Hire 78,000; Toys 'R' Us will Add 40,000; Other Merchants Added

submitted on September 26, 2011 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants", last updated on October 1, 2011 by HouTex

Macy's announced that it plans to hire 78,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, an increase of 4% over last year.

The company said it needs to staff Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, call centers, distribution centers and warehouses that store products for online shipping.

Most of the seasonal positions are part-time, with evening, weekend and overnight shifts required. The company said these temporary positions can lead to year-round jobs "in some cases."

Visit to search for seasonal jobs, all jobs or hiring events, listed by state.

Toys "R" Us announced last week that it will hire over 40,000 workers nationwide for the 2011 holiday shopping season.

Toys "R" Us started hiring this week for retail positions such as toy demonstrators and sales associates. The toy seller is also hiring for 10 distribution centers including its newest facility in McCarran, Nevada. Hiring will continue through November.

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    Posted by orangearrows on September 27, 2011 [reply] 0 0
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    Posted by equipurple on September 27, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Perhaps the toilet the economy is in is not that deep if B&M retailers are expecting a huge christmas season.
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      Posted by HouTex on September 27, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      They are always optimistic before the Christmas season. For many businesses, it is the only chance they have for a profitable year. Let's just hope they are right. My guess is that they will start their promotions early to try to ensure a good season. For many people, the economy is not better yet. Reports were that no new jobs were created in August.
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    Posted by HouTex on September 28, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Best Buy will add 15,000 seasonal "associates" ahead of the holidays, nearly half of the 29,000 they hired last year.
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    The company also said its phone support and distribution centers will hire more than 3,000 employees "to provide customer support and manage inventory for our stores and .com channel."
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    Posted by HouTex on October 1, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Kohl's and JCPenney plan to hire the same number of seasonal workers as last year.

    A great hidden benefit is the associates' discount on merchandise!


    More seasonal jobs -

    Shutterfly - 1300
    Publix - 500 (for 21 southwest FL stores)
    Zappos - 3,000 (@ Shepherdsville fulfillment center)

    Halloween jobs -
    Party City - 14,000 (averaging 15-50 per store)
    Halloween City - 10,000 (20-25 per store)
    Spirit Halloween - (benefits include 25% discount)

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