Macy's, reporting an uptick in online sales, announced Saturday that it's ready to put more Americans back to work. The giant retailer, which has about 500 stores across the country, including seven in Idaho, said it will hire 4,000 full-time workers this year. That's a big turnaround from two years ago this month, when Macy's reduced its nationwide workforce by 7,000.
Macy's has about 170,000 full-time employees companywide.
Macy's Chief Executive Terry Lundgren said online sales rose 39.6 percent last fiscal year and should top $2 billion this year. The company will report its full-year results on Tuesday.