Local retailers looking to hire thousands of seasonal workers

Visit any Macy's from 2-8 p.m. Friday
Posted at 6:37 AM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 11:01:46-04

CINCINNATI -- The holidays could be coming early for job-seekers this year as Macy’s is holding its first-ever national hiring day Friday to find 83,000 sales associates across the country.

Visit any Bloomingdale's or Macy's location between 2 and 8 p.m. Friday to apply for seasonal jobs, which Macy's says can often turn into full-time positions. Another option is to apply online here for seasonal jobs or for another 4,400 jobs at the distribution and call center in Mason.  

Many other stores are also hiring holiday help. Meijer will add 550 workers in the Cincinnati area -- 50 jobs will be open at each of its 11 stores. Check the jobs website here.

The team from L.L.Bean will be accepting applications for many positions in person from Oct. 3 to 5. Interested applicants can come to the Hampton Inn and Suites at 2000 Ronald Reagan Drive from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Applicants should bring a resume and dress for success. All open positions can be found on L.L.Bean’s hiring website here.

Of the 77,500 workers Target hopes to hire nationwide, about 2,100 will be in Ohio. All Target stores will host a hiring event from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15, or visit Target's jobs website here.

Northern Kentucky's FedEx plant will hire more than 500 people as package handlers and drivers. This is part of 50,000 workers nationwide. Last year, more than one-third of holiday workers were kept on as employees after the holidays. Check the website here for more information. 

UPS wants to fill 878 jobs in the Cincinnati area (192 are driver positions). Check the UPS jobs website here. Department store giants J.C. Penney's and Kohl's are also hiring thousands of workers nationwide.