Macy’s, whose monthly same-store sales gains this year have bested those of rivals Kohl’s Corp (KSS.N) and J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N), said it would hire 78,000 seasonal workers to staff it’s namesake and Bloomingdale’s stores. That is an increase over the 75,000 seasonal workers the company hired last year. Most of those jobs will be part time.
The chain, which has 170,000 workers on a year-round basis, last month estimated that same-store sales for the final two quarters of its fiscal year, which include the U.S. Thanksgiving to Christmas period, would rise 4 percent to 4.5 percent over last year.
Macy’s might be adding one more new position to that 78,000 figure if the person responsible for that “NOW HIRING” sign gets the ax.