Macy’s and Bloomingdales say they will hire 85,000 seasonal workers nationwide for this year’s Christmas and holiday shopping season and has already begun filling positions at New Jersey’s Secaucus direct-to-consumer fulfillment center. Additionally, “more than 1,000 persons will be hired across the country to support the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Santalands and other iconic holiday events,” says the company.
The “megacenter” in Secaucus was cited as one of nine facilities where approximately 15% of the temporary positions will be filled.
“These seasonal positions represent much-needed jobs for America, and they fill an important niche in the employment spectrum. Especially at the holidays, we employ students working during break to help pay tuition, retirees seeking to remain active and individuals from many walks of life wanting to supplement their income,” Lundgren said.
Some seasonal associates could be offered open year-round positions based on their performance over the holiday season.
Although hiring for store sales positions will begin in mid-October, Macy’s “has already begun hiring for sales support positions, such as in distribution centers, call centers and store receiving.”
Another retailer with locations in the area, competitor Kohl’s Corp, said in September that it planned to hire 69,000 holiday workers this year.
Macy’s, Inc. employs more than 166,500 associates year-round. Applications are being accepted at: www.macysJOBS.com and www.bloomingdalesJOBS.com.
Macy’s has stores in many locations including Woodbridge Center, Menlo Park in Edison and Monmouth Mall, at Newport Centre in Jersey City; the Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick; Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold; Middlesex Mall in South Plainfield and a Macy’s distribution center is located at 401 Clearview Road in Edison.
Kohl’s, too, is located in Newport Centre in Jersey City; as well as at 1900 Linden Ave. in Linden; 1043 US Highway 9, Old Bridge Township; 333 NJ Route 18, East Brunswick; 2145 NJ Route 35,Holmdel; Hadley Center, 4971 Stelton Rd, South Plainfield; Mill Creek Mall, 3 Mill Creek Drive, Secaucus; and the Blue Star Shopping Center at 107 US Highway 22, North Plainfield. http://kohlscareers.com/our-jobs/