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Macy's is hiring an extra 7,000 workers as holiday shopping season starts strong

Macy's is hiring an extra 7,000 workers as holiday shopping season starts strong

Macy's is hiring an extra 7,000 seasonal associates this holiday season, saying traffic in its department stores nationwide has been high.

The company said Friday that the hires will work on the sales floor and also fulfill online, pickup-in-store orders and do other operational jobs. Most of the jobs are part time.

The news is encouraging and is in line with overall retail industry reports that have indicated a strong start to the season, with shoppers buying more than last year.

Macy's needs a good holiday season after suffering 11 straight quarters of sales declines for a key measure. Macy's, like many of its department store peers, has been hit hard from shoppers'...

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