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Holiday seasonal hiring is on for Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s

At Macy's Black Friday opening last year, Wendy Landry, left, stocks up with the children's doorbusters from sales associate Ashley Smith in Atlanta.
At Macy's Black Friday opening last year, Wendy Landry, left, stocks up with the children's doorbusters from sales associate Ashley Smith in Atlanta. AP IMAGES FOR MACY'S

Macy’s said Monday that it plans to hire 2,900 seasonal employees for its 11 Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores in the Miami metro area.

The new hires are part of its plans to fill 86,000 seasonal positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2014 holiday season. The company’s 2014 season hiring plan is up 3.6 percent from 83,000 in 2013.

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 or via mobile, Macy’s said.

Most seasonal positions are part-time, and often require the applicant to work evenings, weekends or overnight. In some cases, temporary seasonal associates 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. The company said it has already begun hiring for sales support positions, such as in distribution centers, call centers and store receiving.

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