J.C. Penney said Friday it plans to hire more than 40,000 people during the holiday season, the same number as last year.
The Plano, Texas-based department store operator said it is looking for cashiers, workers to restock its stores and beauty consultants to work at in-store Sephora makeup shops.
Retailers tend to start hiring in October to prepare for the busy holiday shopping season. Macy's, which has about 830 stores, said it expects to hire 80,000 people this year, down 4% from a year ago. Target said it will boost hiring 40% to 100,000 this year for its more than 1,800 stores.