Macy’s announces earliest Thanksgiving shopping hours yet

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Macy’s is adjusting its Thanksgiving hours to accommodate eager holiday shoppers.

The retailer announced that this year, it is opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, which is one hour earlier than last year.

Company officials say employees who work on the holiday will be paid overtime.

Macy’s issued the following statement:

In response to significant, ongoing customer interest in shopping on Thanksgiving, both at Macy’s and at many other retailers, we will be opening our full-line department stores at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Most Macy’s stores will remain open until 2 a.m. Friday morning, and then will reopen again at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.

Again this year, we surveyed our store associates well in advance, giving them an opportunity to tell us their preferences, and we are working diligently to staff Thanksgiving with associates who volunteer. Doing so means that our employees are able to make their own decisions about how they contribute to our most important and busiest weekend of the year. Additionally, associates who work any shift on Thanksgiving Day will be compensated with overtime pay.

We deeply value the commitment and contribution of our associates across the country as we continue to focus on meeting customer needs in today’s competitive retail climate.

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