Kohl’s gears up for holiday shopping season

Like other retailers, Kohl’s is preparing for the holiday shopping season and plans to hire more than 50,000 people nationwide to support business in stores and growth on Kohls.com.

“Kohl’s customers know to expect great things from us when shopping in our stores or on Kohls.com. In order to ensure we provide excellent customer service during the busiest time of the year, Kohl’s is hiring more than 50,000 associates across the country to maintain the high level of service our shoppers appreciate,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief customer officer. “These additional associates will help us provide an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience to our valued customers.”

Kohl’s anticipates hiring an average of 40 employees per store at its 1,158 stores in 49 states. In addition, the company anticipates hiring approximately 6,400 seasonal positions at distribution centers across the country and approximately 350 seasonal credit operations positions.

Seasonal employees 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. Hiring for holiday positions at the company’s distribution centers began last month. Associates working at distribution centers help 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.