Macy's Inc. plans to hire 85,000 seasonal employees for positions at Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, as well as the company's call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers for the holiday season. This is about flat with the 2014 holiday season when 86,000 workers were brought on board. About 12,000 hires will work in the direct-to-consumer fulfillment centers in cities including Tulsa, OK and Cheshire, CT. About 1,600 new hires will work with customers via telephone, email, and online chat. And more than 1,000 workers will help with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, store Santalands, and other holiday events. Most of the positions are part-time, many requiring evening, weekend, and overnight hours. Hiring has begun for many positions, with hiring for store positions beginning mid-October.
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