Have you heard that jobs and the economy are an issue in the upcoming election?
We all have, but the holiday season is just around the corner and that means plenty of job openings – at least seasonally. Kohl’s Corp. on Tuesday announced that it plans to hire more than 52,700 associates across the nation for the holiday season.
That’s an increase of 10 percent as compared to last year. Kohl’s announced it will likely hire roughly 41 associates per store. The uptick in hiring is attributed to the retailer’s expanding Internet business. The company plans to hire another 5,700 seasonal employees for its distribution centers and more than 30 seasonal credit operations positions.
“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. Hiring began this month, and most jobs will be filled by mid-November. Holiday positions are also being filled at the company’s distribution centers, where hiring began in August.
Hiring levels at specific locations will vary depending on the business needs of each facility. For information about employment opportunities with Kohl’s, visit www.KohlsCareers.com.