FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, employees handle bags filled with purchases behind a register at the Macy's Herald Square flagship store in New York. Macy's announced Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, it plans to hire about 83,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, about the same as the previous year. The new hires will work at Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s department stores, call centers or the company’s facilities that ship products to stores and to online shoppers. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

In this Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, employees handle bags filled with purchases behind a register at the Macy’s Herald Square flagship store in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s plans to hire about 83,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, about equal to the number of hires last year.

The new hires will work at Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s department stores, call centers or at the company’s facilities that ship products to stores and to online shoppers.

Other retailers have already announced their hiring plans. Kohl’s Corp. a href=’https://apnews.com/9ff6aa134bdc4f1193e6abd0fd02f818/Kohl‘s-to-hire-69,000-seasonal-workers’plans to hire/a more than 69,000 additional workers for the holidays, and Target Corp. says it a href=’https://apnews.com/aef6de6fe7b2437da09a7b49290be08e/Target-to-hire-more-…‘will hire/a more than 70,000.

 Macy’s Inc., based in Cincinnati, has about 880 stores.

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