Kohl's hiring thousands

Retailer's holiday season employment to jump 10%


ORLANDO, Fla. – Finally, some good news on the job front.

Kohl's Department Stores announced on Tuesday it will hire more than 52,700 associates nationwide this holiday season. The work may be temporary, but the retailer expects its holiday hiring to be a 10 percent increase from last year.

Kohl's anticipates hiring an average of 41 associates per store,  approximately 5,700 seasonal workers at distribution centers, and more than 30 seasonal staffers in credit operations.

"In addition to our quality brands, great values and a convenient shopping experience, Kohl's is known for providing excellent customer service delivered by our dedicated associates," said John Worthington, Kohl's chief administrative officer. "That commitment to deliver on our customer promise to expect great things is especially important during the holiday season, and we are pleased to be hiring more than 52,700 associates across the country to help our customers and support our stores during this busy time."

Seasonal associates can work anywhere from a few hours to more than 20 hours per week. Typical store jobs include unloading trucks, freight processing, stocking and cash register duties.   Associates working at distribution centers ensure Kohl's products get to the retail stores and into the hands of Kohls.com customers. Associates working in Kohl's credit operations perform a variety of jobs including assisting customers with Kohls.com orders.

Hiring is underway, and most jobs will be filled by mid-November.