The annual parade it sponsors may be the best known of its holiday endeavors, but Macy’s has multiple operational initiatives on tap for the year-end celebratory season including plans to hire 76,000 full- and part-time colleagues at its Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury stores, call centers and distribution and fulfillment centers.
To get consumers in the holiday mood, Macy’s and Toys “R” Us have debuted Geoffrey’s Hot Toy List, featuring the 75 play notable products that will drive sales in the 2021 season. This list can be found online at macys.com/hottoylist. Since striking a deal in 2012, Macy’s and Toys “R” Us have worked together including on in-store Toys “R” Us shops in Macy’s stores and a digital version that appears on the department store retailer’s website.
Already, Macy’s offers thousands of holiday-themed home and housewares products available for early seasonal shoppers, many already discounted, from a Lenox Holiday Entertaining Snowman Chip & Dip bowl set to a Household Essentials Holiday China Dinner Plate Storage Box.
Of the 76,000 total jobs it plans to fill in the holiday season, 48,000 positions are temporary, while the rest are permanent opportunities to join Macy’s on a part- or full-time basis for the holidays and beyond, the company stated.
“Macy’s, Inc. colleagues are the foundation of the best-in-class shopping experience that customers know and love from our brands, whether they’re shopping in-store, online or on our mobile apps,” said Danielle Kirgan, Macy’s, chief transformation and human resources officer. “We are proud to provide colleagues with ample opportunities and resources to grow in a dynamic, collaborative and inclusive environment during the holidays and every day of the year.”