Macy’s Inc. will gear up for the holiday season by hiring 6,600 seasonal employees to work in its online fulfillment centers, and an additional 1,200 seasonal employees to work in the fulfillment areas of the 500 Macy’s stores that fill and ship orders directly to customers, according to a press release.
Macy’s Inc. joins a list of merchants beginning to hire for the holiday season. Kohls plans to hire 6,400 seasonal positions at its distribution centers across the country.
Walmart has plans to hire 55,000 new seasonal employees and Target plans to hire 70,000 seasonal employees. However, neither merchant said how many of those seasonal hires would be dedicated to direct-to-customer operations and fulfillment.
In all, Macy’s Inc. said it plans to hire a total of 83,000 total seasonal employees, which would be a 3.8% increase over its 2012 seasonal hirings.