How to apply for one of the 65,000 jobs at Macy's

little girl mailing letter to santa at Macy's
little girl mailing letter to santa at Macy's

Macy's department stores announced Thursday that it is planning to hire 65,000 seasonal workers to staff up during the end-of-the year holidays. That's slightly more than last year, which I hope is a good economic sign.

When I was in high school, college and for a couple of years right out of school, I worked for Federated Department Stores, Macy's former identity, During several years' worth of holidays, I took the Santa Claus photos -- you know the kids lined up around the corner waiting to sit on Santa's lap and get their picture taken. As the photographer, my main job was to calm the kids long enough to get a picture of them in something other than mid-scream. I was young and tireless and that's what it took.