Macy's to hire 78,000 holiday workers

Shoppers walk through Macy's in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

September 26, 2011 12:40:00 PM PDT
Good news for people hoping to make some extra cash over the holidays.

Macy's plans to hire 78,000 employees for this year's Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping rush.

Positions will be open in sales, customer service, and distribution. Most of the hiring will be for part-time work, though there may be opportunities for year-round employment.

Macy's current hiring plan marks a 4 percent increase in seasonal hiring from last year.