(KMOV) – Macy’s on Thursday announced its hiring 1,500 seasonal associates in St. Louis as part of a nationwide hiring effort in which they hope to fill 83,000 positions.
The jobs are available at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers for the 2013 holiday season.
The company said it plans to hire nearly 4 percent more seasonal workers this year than in 2012.
“Our goal is to be well-staffed to welcome and serve customers throughout the busy holiday season, whether they are shopping or buying in stores, online or via mobile devices. We first offer our current associates the opportunity to work extra hours over the holidays, then supplement our ongoing workforce with seasonal hires,” said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s, Inc. chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Seasonal associates at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s serve customers on the selling floor, work in store operations positions, interact with customers via the telephone in call centers, and staff the distribution and fulfillment centers that coordinate shipments to stores and directly to customers who buy online.
Most seasonal positions are part-time and many positions require the applicant to work evenings, weekends or overnight.
In some cases, seasonal workers are offered open year-round positions based on their skills and performance over the holiday season.
Applications for seasonal positions at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are being accepted at www.macysJOBS.com and www.bloomingdalesJOBS.com. Candidates who submit applications online will receive a response via email. Hiring for store sales positions will begin in mid-October.