ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Macy's says it plans to hire 80,000 workers for the holidays.
Officials say 2,300 of those workers will be hired in New Mexico and Arizona.
The department store chain, which also owns Bloomingdale's, says the extra workers are needed for sales floors, store operations and call centers, as well as shipping centers for online orders.
Macy's is just the latest retailer to hire more employees in anticipation of a strong holiday shopping season.
Last month Toys R Us and Kohl's also announced they were adding more seasonal workers this year than last.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
Meeting 211 goes to the University of New Mexico Lobos. The Lobos and New Mexico State renewed their rivalry on a basketball court Wednesday night with the Lobos winning 79 to 70.
MMA fighter Holly Holm has more than a fight to talk about this week. Holm also has a major sponsor in her corner.