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Macy's to hire more seasonal workers after Black Friday rush

Macy's(NEW YORK) -- After a strong start to the holiday season, Macy’s plans to hire an additional 7,000 seasonal workers.

Most of the positions will be part-time. The store associates are expected to help customers on the selling floor and work in store operations positions, including fulfilling online and pick-up-in-store orders, according to a company statement.

In September, Macy's said it would hire 80,000 temporary workers for the holidays -- down from last year's 83,000.

“Due to the strong traffic in our stores, we are adding associates in our stores across the country to ensure that customers continue to receive the high level of service they have come to expect from us,” John Harper, Macy's chief stores officer, said in a statement.

“We are excited to be further expanding our seasonal workforce. Seasonal workers play an important role in the Macy’s holiday shopping experience and, in addition to a competitive hourly income, they will experience a flexible working environment and benefit from a merchandise discount.”

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