Macy’s hiring more holiday help

By Reuters
Posted Sep. 23, 2010 at 7:53 a.m.

Macy’s Inc. said it plans to hire about 65,000 seasonal staff for the holiday season — a slight increase from previous years. The rise in hiring reflects Macy’s expectation that same-store sales will grow 3-3.5 percent in the second half of fiscal 2010, the company said in a statement.

Macy’s will hire the staff in its stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers throughout the United States.

The company, which employs about 161,000 staff on a year-round basis, said most of the seasonal positions were part-time.

Shares of Macy’s closed at $22.00 Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. They have risen about 43 percent in value since touching a year-low in February.

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