Kohl’s stores nationwide will hire more than 52,700 seasonal staffers this holiday season, up 10 percent from last year due to an increase in sales, the retailer announced last week.
The company, which has a location on Route 34, anticipates hiring an average of 41 associates per store, a 4 percent increase over 2011, to help provide excellent customer service during the holidays.
In a press release, Kohl’s announced it also anticipates hiring roughly 5,700 seasonal positions at distribution centers and more than 30 seasonal credit operations jobs.
“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, according to the press release. 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. 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 at specific locations will depend on the needs of each store. For information about hiring opportunities with Kohl’s, visit www.KohlsCareers.com.