Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s Department Stores on Wednesday announced it will hire about 67,000 employees around the country for the holiday season.
That averages out to about 50 additional employees at each of the company’s 1,163 retail stores in 49 states, plus 9,300 seasonal workers at its distribution centers and about 670 seasonal credit operations employees.
It’s a significant bump from the 50,000 employees Kohl’s hired for last year’s holiday season. Most of the additional hires are in the distribution centers, where only 6,400 seasonal employees were hired last year. During the 2013 holiday shopping season, Kohl’s said it would pay the full price for items not delivered in time for Christmas after some deliveries were delayed by higher-than-expected demand.
Kohl’s is in the process of hiring for the retail jobs, which will mostly be filled by mid-November. Distribution center hiring began in August, and is ongoing. Those employees will help ship products to retail stores and Kohls.com customers. Credit operations employees will help with a variety of tasks, including helping customers with Kohls.com orders.
“Kohl’s is building a winning team by hiring more than 67,000 seasonal associates across the country to ensure we sustain the great service our customers know and have come to expect,” said Richard Schepp, Kohl’s senior executive vice president, human resources and general counsel. “By adding these associates, Kohl’s will continue to deliver an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience to all our valued customers, whether they choose to shop in store or online at Kohls.com this holiday season.”
More information about the positions is available at kohlscareers.com.