UPDATE: Macy's to hire 80,000 seasonal workers for the holidays, down from 83,000 last year
Macy's Inc. (M) said Monday that it expects to hire 80,000 seasonal workers this holiday season for its namesake Macy's stores, Bloomingdale's, call centers, and distribution and fulfillment facilities. That's down from 83,000 last year. Hiring events will take place over two days, on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. About 18,000 of the hires will be for direct-to-consumer fulfillment facilities, up 3,000 positions from last year (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/macys-says-15000-of-83000-total-seasonal-workers-will-be-in-fulfillment-facilities-up-from-3000-last-year-2016-09-20). These centers are located in places like Portland, Tenn., and Cheshire, Conn. About 1,000 will be hired to work in customer service centers, operating both online, emailing and chatting with shoppers, for instance, and on the phone. More than 1,000 will be hired to work on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macy's shares are down 38.3% for the year so far while the S&P 500 index is up nearly 12% for the period.
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