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Macy’s has hired 730 new college grads for full-time gigs in its Executive Development Program and 326 current students for summer internships. That’s 1,056 total hires.This is a big new cohort for Macy’s, and a 30 per cent increase from last year’s hiring numbers.
It’s good sign as Macy’s continues to try to wrestle market share away from JCPenney. If JCPenney succeeds in its turnaround, Macy’s is going to need as much top talent as it can get to fend it off in the long-term.
The new hires will be working in stores, merchandising, brand development, online, IT, logistics, credit and corporate services.
Here’s what CEO Terry Lundgren had to say in the press release, touting the way Macy’s gets its talent:
“For decades, our company has been known as the training ground for the most impressive talent in the retailing industry. That legacy continues today, not only in recruiting outstanding college students with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives, but in developing their talent and skills at every step along their career paths. We pride ourselves on managing our business with passionate, well-rounded executives who are able to make decisions centered on customer needs and preferences. This approach to talent is vital as we continue to develop the culture of growth in our company and sharpen our strategies and execution as the omnichannel fashion retailer of choice.”
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