(NEW YORK) — As the holiday shopping season approaches, job seekers across the country hope retailers are ready to ramp up hiring. Fortunately for them, Kohl’s Department Stores isn’t wasting any time.
Kohl’s says it expects to hire more than 50,000 people this holiday season. That’s 10 percent more than it added to its payrolls last year during retailers’ busiest months.
The Wisconsin-based department store chain has 1,146 stores in 49 states, and plans to hire an average of 41 workers per store. An additional 5,700 seasonal employees will be hired at Kohl’s distribution centers while the chain’s credit operation will add 30 new employees.
The company says it is offering part-time positions ranging from a few hours to more than 20 hours per week.
Job hopefuls should hurry, though. The company started hiring this month and expects to fill most positions by mid-November.
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