Macy’s hosting job fair Thursday to hire hundreds of seasonal workers in Georgia

Macy’s hosting job fair Thursday to hire hundreds of seasonal workers in Georgia

Macy’s department stores nationwide are hiring thousands of workers to help with the upcoming holiday season. That includes almost 800 jobs here in Georgia.

Macy’s will host its annual national hiring event Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Anyone who is interested can apply online. All interviews will be conducted by phone this year and applicants can receive offers on the same day.

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Macy’s is hiring for all kinds of seasonal positions at stores, call centers and distribution and fulfillment centers. Applicants can view the open positions and find more information at macysjobs.com.

Last year, Macy’s migrated almost 1,000 seasonal jobs to permanent positions.

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Many people have been looking for work. When the COVID-19 pandemic first started, millions of Georgians lost their jobs. It has recovered some and Georgia’s unemployment rate stands at 6.4% with new numbers out later Thursday.

Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes has been speaking with unemployed Georgians who are looking for work. Danelle Valenzuela is a chef and caterer who found her niche working in college and universities. She felt grounded in what she thought was a stable career.

“I left the restaurant business because I knew restaurants close all the time – and I’m like school is never gonna be closed.”

But then the pandemic hit in March and Valenzuela found herself unemployed. She doesn’t know when she can go back to her old job but is looking for other jobs to pay the bills.

“I’m willing to switch careers if I have to, to find a job,” she told Fernandes.

Stores hiring for the holiday season is a lifeline for people like Valenzuela.

“People were relying on buying things online – and so now people are more comfortable going out and purchasing things,” she said. “So I think it''ll be a good thing to have these jobs.”

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