Macy's is going to make some workers unhappy.
The retail chain announced that for the first time, some of their stores will open on Thanksgiving. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that some locations will open at 8 PM on Turkey Day. Macy's is just the latest of several retailers to open on the previously-off limits Thanksgiving.
Toys R Us, Target, Walmart, Sears, and Kmart all opened Thanksgiving night at either eight or nine pm last year.
Macy's has plans to add hundreds of temporary workers for the holidays.
In the metro area, the company will hire 1,500 associates. Nationally, the store will hire 83,000 for its stores as well as Bloomingdale's, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers. A company spokesperson says hiring for the holiday season will start in the middle of this month.
To apply, check out the Macy's Job website.
The Macy's department store in downtown St. Louis is now closed. The retailer shut its doors for good Tuesday.
Macy's officials had announced in June that it was closing the store that had been open under various names for nearly 90 years. Under the Famous-Barr name, the nearly 190,000 square foot department store occupied seven floors of the Railway Exchange Building on Olive Street.
Macy's officials have said previously they would try to relocate the store's nearly 100 employees to other stores in the area. Another 100 employees in the company's corporate and district offices have moved to Macy's Earth City offices.
94 employees at the downtown Macy's are starting the job search.
The retailer announced they plan to close their downtown store this summer. Macy's officials say that eligible workers will be offered a severance options. The retail giant still employees around 3,000 people in stores, warehouses, and a distribution center in the metro area.
The downtown Macy's store opened in 1924.