FILE - Shoppers walk through Macy's department store in New York City, New York on Nov. 26, 2021. (Photo by YUKI IWAMURA/AFP via Getty Images) Macy's plans to hire slightly fewer workers than last year for the upcoming holiday season.
The department store chain says more staff members stayed on from last season. On Monday, the retailer announced plans to fill 41,000 seasonal positions for its Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury stores, supply chain locations and call centers, down from approximately 48,000 last year. HOLIDAY HIRING: WALMART TO ADD FEWER WORKERS THIS YEARHowever, more than 10,300 workers from the 2021 holiday season joined the company full-time, which is significantly more than in 2020 when more than 6,100 seasonal colleagues joined the company.
Macy's says its enhanced hiring process has allowed the organization to "hire fewer colleagues of higher talent levels with more competitive pay who stayed on, resulting in a 40% reduction in turnover.""With our focus on making meaningful investments in our colleagues, we are proud to provide an unmatched culture and fulfilling career opportunities that put our colleagues and Macy’s, Inc.
in a strong position for the holiday season," Danielle Kirgan, Macy’s chief transformation and human resources officer, said in a statement.