Department store giant Macy's is hiring people to fill 130 jobs for its new Tracy store.
The chain is looking for sales, support and operations positions, including management opportunities. The 101,000-square-foot outlet will occupy a West Valley Mall site that had housed Gottschalk's. It is expected to open by late October.
A charity preview shopping day will be held Oct. 16, in advance of the grand opening.
Applications, which are being accepted now and only online, should be submitted at www.macysjobs.com.
Candidates will be sent invitations to interview. An employment center at 3400 N. Naglee Road, Space 100, in Tracy will be opened Aug. 31 for scheduled interviews and training.
Macy's spokeswoman Natalie Flynn said the Tracy site isn't the first former Gottschalk's location the company has taken over. The retailer also moved into sites Gottschalk's vacated in the Fresno-Visalia area.
"I think (Macy's) will be great for the area," she said. "It creates a ton of jobs and looks to fill that retail gap."
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