(Reuters) - Macy's Inc <M.N> will hire about 4 percent more seasonal workers this holiday season as it anticipates higher sales.
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 at its namesake stores and its upscale Bloomingdale's chain, compared with 75,000 last year. Most of those jobs will be part time.
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Kohl's and Penney are planning to hire about the same number of seasonal workers as last year.
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.
(Reporting by Phil Wahba in New York; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)