Macy’s Inc. Reveals Holiday Hiring for 2023, With Plans to Fill 38,000 Seasonal Positions

Macy’s Inc. has announced its staffing plans for the 2023 holiday season.

The New York-based retail company said it plans to hire more than 38,000 full- and part-time seasonal positions at its Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury stores, as well as in its distribution centers. That’s down slightly from 41,000 seasonal roles last year. According to the company, its 2023 plans are consistent with prior years.

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Macy’s also noted on Monday that it will be holding two nationwide in-person holiday hiring events at all stores and supply chain locations on Thursday, Sept. 21, and Thursday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., for on-the-spot interviews.

Candidates interested in supply chain positions can apply online or in-person during the special hiring events by visiting Macy’s Inc.’s distribution centers located in Cheshire, Conn.; Goodyear, Ariz.; Martinsburg, W.V.; Portland, Tenn.; and Tulsa, Okla.

Seasonal positions are open at all store and distribution center locations nationwide with greater hiring opportunities available in cities like Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia and Seattle.

“The holidays are one of Macy’s Inc.’s most important seasons to deliver a great shopping experience for our customers, and our colleagues are the company’s greatest brand ambassadors at this special time of year,” Danielle Kirgan, Macy’s Inc. chief transformation and human resources officer, said in a statement. “We are pleased to enhance our team of customer service professionals during the holidays. Whether they are looking for extra income for the season or the start of a new career in retail, we offer an unmatched culture, competitive pay and fulfilling retail career opportunities.”

Early estimates for the holiday season point to a slight increase in consumer spending as inflation continues to ease. Holiday retail sales are likely to increase between 3.5 percent and 4.6 percent in 2023, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast released last week.

Overall, Deloitte’s retail and consumer products practice projects holiday sales will total $1.54 trillion to $1.56 trillion during the November to January timeframe. In 2022, holiday sales grew by 7.6 percent in the same period.

Deloitte also forecasts e-commerce sales will grow between 10.3 percent and 12.8 percent, year-over-year, during the 2023-2024 holiday season. This will likely result in e-commerce holiday sales reaching between $278 billion and $284 billion this season.

Not everyone is convinced this holiday season will be very merry, though. According to a survey released last week from financial firm Bankrate, over half (54 percent) of holiday shoppers selected at least one of these negative views toward holiday shopping: 33 percent expect inflation to impact their shopping habits, 25 percent are stressed about the cost of holiday shopping, 23 percent anticipate a strain on their budget and 13 percent say they feel pressured to spend more than they are comfortable with this year.

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