Kohl's Holiday Hiring Plans: Will Add 52,700 Seasonal Workers

Kohl's holiday hiring jobs

Department store operator Kohl's Corp said it would ramp up holiday hiring by more than 10 percent from last year to support its business in stores and online. Kohl's, which operates 1,134 stores in 49 states, said on Tuesday that it would hire more than 52,700 people this holiday season. That includes an average of 41 workers per store, an increase of 4 percent over 2011.

The company also expects to add about 5,700 seasonal positions at distribution centers and more than 30 seasonal credit operations jobs.

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for retailers as well as a closely watched period for temporary employment.

Seasonal employees work anywhere from a few hours to more than 20 hours per week, Kohl's said.

Typical store jobs include unloading trucks, freight processing, stocking and cash register duties. Hiring at Kohl's began this month, and most jobs will be filled by mid-November. Holiday positions are also being filled at the distribution centers, where hiring began in August.

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davirgi

Seasonal employment is great for anyone wanting to earn extra income to have to spend during the holidays or to take a nice trip after New Year's or to just put extra food on the table.

September 19 2012 at 9:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Judith

They're being totally upfront about it, it is seasonal work but, for some people who really want to work, seasonal is better than nothing. And doesn't every large store, from WalMart to Sears to Best Buy, etc. hire seasonal workers?

September 19 2012 at 3:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wlouche

Has Kohl's looked at the economic forecast?

September 19 2012 at 3:08 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Judith

People still buy gifts for their friends and family no matter what the economy. They may not be spending as much and may be buying, say, a pair of gloves instead of a sweater or maybe one gift each for people on their list instead of two or more, but they will still shop for the holidays. Won't you?

September 19 2012 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Claire

seasonal.. ok, when do you get hired on for good. who wants to be in retail and stand on their feet for 8 hrs? for what 7.50 an hr? yes it is money and work... I am not a sales person.

September 19 2012 at 2:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Judith

It's better than not working at all. And in today's retail market you do not have to be a sales person; all you have to do is learn to take credit cards and use a cash register and, in some cases, you don't even have to learn to take credit cards - the buyer just swipes them.

September 19 2012 at 3:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
arenadood

This is the same story every year just change company names.

September 19 2012 at 11:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
George

Nice temp job for 6 weeks with NO benefits but better than nothing if you haven't worked for 2-3 years I guess.
obama the non-working king of campaigners hopefully will be working on his last days in office or you will see larger unemployment and watch the value of the dollar drop even more.

September 19 2012 at 10:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

They're part-time jobs that will be gone at the end of the holiday season. In the meantime, Alpha Natural is hacking 1,200 jobs. American Airlines is cutting 4,400 jobs. Bank of America is expected to cut 30,000 jobs. Hewlett-Packard cutting 29,000 jobs. Those jobs ain't comin' back.

September 19 2012 at 7:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rjen164497

No way. Let's hold Kohl's feet to the political fire. This is a try to help Obama gimmick. Make things sound rosy. Truth is Kohl's will have the same or less employee hours as last year. More part time less full time and no overtime. Another Media mistake by not checking the story. Hey media, ask how many more employee hours? Expected increase in sales?

September 19 2012 at 6:41 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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George

the media, huff&puff, doesn't care about the important details just to suck off obama. day after election Kohl's decision to hire might change....................

September 19 2012 at 10:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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