CINCINNATI, OHIO (CBS13) – Macy’s, Inc. announced Monday the company plans to hire about 85,000 seasonal associates at Macy’s and Bloomingdale.

The seasonal positions will range from in stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2015 Christmas and holiday season, according to a company statement on Monday.

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“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 chairman and chief executive officer.

Seasonal employees will serve customers on the selling floor, work in store operations, interact with customers at call centers, and staff the distribution centers that coordinate shipment. Out of the 85,000 positions about 900 positions will be opening up in Sacramento, Reno and Redding.

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“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,” said Lundgren.

According to Macy’s most seasonal positions are part-time positions that allow for flexibility to fit the availability of each individual. Many positions require the employee to work evenings, weekends, or overnight. In some cases seasonal employees are hired on as year-round position depending on individual performance.

“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,” said Lundgren.

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Applications for the seasonal positions are being accepted at macysJOBS.com and bloomingdalesJOBS.com. Hiring for sale store positions will begin in mid-October.