Macy’s to hire about 83,000 holiday workers

(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s plans to hire about 83,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, about equal to the number of hires last year.

The new hires will work at Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s department stores, call centers or at the company’s facilities that ship products to stores and to online shoppers.

Other retailers have already announced their hiring plans. Kohl’s Corp. says they plan to hire more than 69,000 additional workers for the holidays, and Target Corp. says it will employ more than 70,000.

Macy’s Inc., based in Cincinnati, has about 880 stores.

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