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Macy’s is now hiring for the 2016 holiday season

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NEW YORK — Macy’s Inc. is now hiring for the 2016 holiday season, starting today.

The company announced their plans last week to hire 83,000 employees, an increase of 3,000 jobs compared to last year.

Today, candidates can visit any Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s Backstage locations between 2 and 8 p.m. after checking macysJOBS.com and bloomingdalesJOBS.com ahead of time to see open positions and opportunities for on-site interviews.

Seasonal associate positions are available at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers, according to a news release. Most of these positions are part-time but have the potential for opportunities within the company after the holiday rush dies down.

The company is offering thousands of positions nationwide in order to alleviate extra stresses during the holiday season.

“However our customers connect with us — in stores, online and mobile, or over the phone — Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s shoppers have come to appreciate the higher level of our staffing and service throughout the Christmas and holiday season, and our associates love the merchandise discount and income-earning opportunities at this special time of the year,” Macy’s Inc. chairman and CEO Terry J. Lundgren said in a news release.

Around 15,000 of the positions will be “direct-to-consumer” based, meaning sales associates positions in Macy’s Inc. “megacenters” in locations such as Secaucus, New Jersey and Cheshire, Connecticut, among others.

About 1,000 people will be hired for roles that support the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and other holiday events like Santaland, according to a news release.