Macy’s is facing criticism from some in the business community for hiring a limited number of workers in the U.S. for jobs that were once filled by people with advanced degrees.
Macy’s said it has made more than 5,000 new hires for its stores in the past year and that it plans to keep hiring for as long as it can.
The company said the hiring of fewer employees is part of an effort to expand its portfolio, and not in response to the U-turn.
But some are not buying it.
A job posting on the company’s website for a sales associate and store manager posted in early August said the position was vacant but that the position is open for candidates with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
The posting also said that the positions are based in Manhattan, Manhattan Beach, Florida and Orlando, Florida.
Meadows, who is the chief operating officer of Macy’s, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
The job posting did not list any skills that would be needed for the position.
The hiring of less qualified workers may have been a strategy to boost its bottom line, said Jason Lien, senior research analyst at the Center for the Study of Workforce Development at Georgetown University.
The company’s growth has slowed since the end of last year.
But that has not translated into a job shortage.
Lien said, for example, there have been hundreds of new hires since the beginning of this year.
Mallers’ hiring of limited number employees is not the first time it has tried to boost hiring.
Last month, Macy’s announced it would open one store in Brooklyn in 2020.
It said the opening was meant to meet the needs of local residents who need access to fresh produce.
But critics have questioned the timing of Macy, which last year had about 50 stores.
Some are questioning whether Macy’s hiring plan is effective.
The Associated Press reported that the job postings on Macy’s website said the positions were for people with a minimum of a bachelor degree and experience in retail.
Mitt Romney, a Republican presidential candidate, has previously said that he believes the U,S.
needs to ramp up the number of people who can get college degrees to prepare Americans for jobs in the future.
Marianne Stenger, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, said Macy’s hires are part of a broader shift in the way that the retail industry operates.
She said it is not unusual for retailers to open stores in locations that have limited supply of labor and to use a mix of job openings to fill vacancies.
In the United States, Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe’s have all said they have limited availability of people with the necessary education to perform their jobs.
Madera Stahl, the vice president of the National Retail Federation, said she is worried that Macy’s plan to open a handful of stores in areas where the supply is limited is not a wise use of its limited resources.
She told the AP that many people with less than a bachelor in a particular field are more likely to leave the retail business to work in other industries.
She said that will be the case in other parts of the country, including Michigan and other states.
Stahl said that while the UBI proposal has made the labor market more competitive, it has not helped the economy.
She called the UBS report on unemployment “staggering.”