The roots of the Macy’s department store chain extend to the 1840s when Rowland Hussey Macy first got into the retail business. The original Macy’s store, located in Haverhill, Massachusetts, was a failure, but it gave Macy the business acumen to succeed later in his career. The beginning of Macy’s as it is known today came in 1858 when Macy founded R. H. Macy & Co. on Sixth Avenue in New York City.
That store was the start of a brand that today spans more than 600 retailers throughout the United States. In this post, we will explore some of the information you will want to know if you are thinking about working at Macy’s, including background checks at Macy’s and the retailer’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.