Macy's is planning to hire about 1,900 seasonal workers on Long Island, before the biggest shopping season of the year.

Nationwide, Macy's plans to hire about 85,000 seasonal workers at its Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers. Hiring for store sales positions will begin in mid-October.

The company, with corporate offices in New York and Cincinnati, has already begun hiring for sales support positions, including at its distribution centers and call centers, none of which are located in New York State.

More than 1,000 people will be hired to support the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Santalands and iconic holiday events.

Separately, Walmart said it plans to hire more than 60,000 seasonal associates nationwide with a starting rate of at least $9 an hour. The Bentonville, Arkansas-headquartered retailer will hire more than 1,470 seasonal holiday workers throughout New York State; it has 12 stores on Long Island.

Also, Walmart, the biggest private employer in the world, will add department managers at more than 3,500 stores for the holidays to serve customers picking up online orders at stores.

Last year more than half of Walmart's seasonal associates stayed with the company in permanent roles after the holidays, company officials said.

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Both Walmart and Macy's said they are planning to give current employees the opportunity to pick up extra hours first.

Interested applicants can apply at: macysJOBS.com, bloomingdalesJOBS.com and careers.walmart.com.