Macy’s, Inc. to Hire 85,000 Seasonal Associates in 2015

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today said it plans to hire seasonal associates
for approximately 85,000 positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s
stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment
centers nationwide for the 2015 Christmas and holiday season. The
company’s 2015 seasonal hiring plan is essentially flat to last year.

“Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s customers have come to appreciate the higher
level of our staffing and service throughout the Christmas and holiday
shopping season, and our associates love the employment and
income-earning opportunities at this very special time of the year,”
said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s, Inc. chairman and chief executive
officer. “We first offer our current associates the opportunity to work
extra hours over the holidays, then supplement our ongoing workforce
with seasonal hires. This enhanced staffing allows us to provide
additional help to customers, whether they are shopping in stores or
online.”

Seasonal associates at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s serve customers on the
selling floor, work in store operations positions, interact with
customers via call centers, and staff the distribution and fulfillment
centers that coordinate shipments to stores and directly to customers
who buy online or via mobile. Macy’s, Inc. is one of America’s largest
online retailers.

Macy’s, Inc.’s 2015 seasonal hiring plan includes the following:

  • Approximately 12,000 of the 85,000 total seasonal positions will be
    based in direct-to-consumer fulfillment facilities that support sales
    generated by the company’s omnichannel business strategy. These
    positions are located in megacenters in Goodyear, AZ; Cheshire, CT;
    Tulsa, OK; Portland, TN, and Martinsburg, WV, and well as in
    product-specific fulfillment centers in Sacramento, CA, Stone
    Mountain, GA, Secaucus, NJ, and Joppa, MD.
  • About 1,600 associates will be hired to interact with customers via
    telephone, email and online chat at customer service centers in Mason,
    Ohio; Clearwater, FL; Tempe, AZ; and St. Louis, MO.
  • More than 1,000 persons will be hired across the country to support
    the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Santalands
    and other iconic holiday events.

“These seasonal positions represent much-needed jobs for America, and
they fill an important niche in the employment spectrum. Especially at
the holidays, we employ students working during break to help pay
tuition, retirees seeking to remain active and individuals from many
walks of life wanting to supplement their income. We are proud to offer
them this opportunity to work in a fun, fast-paced and respectful
environment,” Lundgren said.

Most seasonal positions are part-time, often with flexibility to fit 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.

“We have many examples of associates who started with us in temporary
seasonal positions and stayed to enjoy a long and fulfilling career with
our company. Seasonal employment is often an opportunity to get to know
potential future employees and to identify talent that we can recruit as
needs arise,” Lundgren said. “The holidays are a magical time of year,
and helping customers select gifts from Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s is a
special experience that generations of associates have enjoyed and found
rewarding.”

Macy’s, Inc. employs about 166,900 associates on a year-round basis.

Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one
of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2014 sales of $28.105
billion. The company operates about 885 stores in 45 states, the
District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy’s,
Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Macy’s Backstage and Bluemercury,
as well as the macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com
websites. Bloomingdale’s in Dubai is operated by Al Tayer Group LLC
under a license agreement.

All statements in this press release that are not statements of
historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are
based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Macy’s management and
are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could
differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the
forward-looking statements contained in this release because of a
variety of factors, including conditions to, or changes in the timing
of, proposed transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring
charges, competitive pressures from specialty stores, general
merchandise stores, off-price and discount stores, manufacturers’
outlets, the Internet, mail-order catalogs and television shopping and
general consumer spending levels, including the impact of the
availability and level of consumer debt, the effect of weather and other
factors identified in documents filed by the company with the Securities
and Exchange Commission. In light of these risks and uncertainties,
readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking
statements. Except as may be required by applicable law, Macy’s
disclaims any obligation to update its forward-looking statements for
any reason.

(NOTE: Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news
releases, is available at www.macysinc.com/pressroom).

Contacts

Macy’s, Inc.
Media – Jim Sluzewski, 513-579-7764
Investor –
Matt Stautberg, 513-579-7780