Macy’s, Walmart holiday hiring
More than 130,000 open positions between the two companies
Macy’s Inc. has announced that it plans to hire approximately 80,000 seasonal associates for its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2012 holiday season. The company’s 2012 season hiring plan compares to approximately 78,000 in 2011 (an increase of about 2.5 percent).
“Macy’s traditionally implements one of the most robust holiday hiring programs in American retailing, and that will be the case again in 2012,” said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s Inc. chairman, president and CEO. “Hiring additional associates for holidays ensures that our customers are well-served in this busy shopping period—both on the sales floor and behind the scenes.
Moreover, our seasonal positions help a wide range of Americans earn extra money. In many cases, these are students working to help pay tuition, retirees seeking to remain active and individuals wanting to supplement their income.”
Most of the positions are part-time, often with flexibility to fit with the availability of the individuals hired. Many positions 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 has already begun hiring for sales support positions, such as in distribution centers, call centers and store receiving.
Walmart has also announced that its bolstering its hiring this holiday season.
“The holidays are a special time of the year for everyone, and we are ready to help customers have a great shopping experience at Walmart, whether they are looking for the perfect gift or are stocking up for a memorable holiday meal,” said Gisel Ruiz, executive vice president and COO, Walmart U.S.
The company said it plans to offer more hours to existing associates and hire more than 50,000 seasonal associates to staff their stores.
“That means when a customer needs help, a Walmart associate will be there to serve them,” said Ruiz.
Applications for seasonal positions at Walmart Stores are being accepted at http://careers.walmart.com/SearchJob.aspx.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is gearing up for its first recruitment effort since 2009 after a recent wave of retirements.
About 350 positions are expected to be available over the next couple of years, said department spokesman Matt Spence.
The selection process will be competitive, said Spence, who notes that 17,000 people expressed interest in becoming city firefighters three years ago. The Los Angeles City Council has established a new website dedicated to recruitment and hiring: www.joinlafd.org.
PALMDALE, Calif.—Sheriff’s investigators sought the public’s help today in finding a suspect who hit a Walmart greeter on the head with a bottle after being asked to show receipts while leaving the store.
The employee suffered serious injuries in the assault, which happened around 10:20 p.m. on May 28 at the Walmart near 47th Street and Avenue S, according to a statement from the sheriff’s Palmdale Station.
First of all, I never understood why they called it “Black” Friday. I never saw any red, black and green adorning the shopping mall sales.
Yes, I know that theoretically this is the day that puts stores in the black, out of the red they’ve been managing all year. Nearly 40 percent of jewelry sales happen between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and other sales are up in the weeks that end the year. But I’m enough of a nationalist to resent the day after Thanksgiving being called “black” for commercial purposes.
NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—The woman accused of shooting pepper spray at other customers at a busy Walmart store in Porter Ranch, injuring 20, was described by police today as about 5 feet 3 inches tall, between the ages of 32-38, with black hair and brown eyes.
Police do not have a description of the vehicle the woman was driving, but they expressed confidence that the woman will be arrested.
Fresh & Easy will be hiring more than 600 people at its grocery stores in California over the next few weeks, the El Segundo-based company announced this week.
Fresh & Easy is recruiting via Twitter at www.twitter.com/fandecareers and accepting applications on its website at www.freshandeasy.com/joinus.
“Since 2007, we have opened 184 stores and have created more than 5,000 jobs with comprehensive benefits in the neighborhoods we serve,” said Tim Mason, the company’s chief executive.