Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) announced today that it plans to hire more than 52,700 associates nationwide this holiday season. The hiring which represents a 10 percent increase over last year will support holiday business in stores and growth in e-commerce in 2012. Kohl’s which has 1,146 stores in 49 states expects to hire on an average 41 associates per store, an increase of four percent over 2011. Apart from this company also plans to fill approximately 5,700 seasonal positions at distribution centers and more than 30 seasonal credit operations positions.
“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.”
Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), nation’s third-biggest retailer, persistent efforts to enhance customer experience has been recognized for past seven years by the National Retail Federation and the company has been ranked among the top retailers in the University of Michigan’s customer satisfaction survey for 10 consecutive years.
Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), with stores throughout southwestern Pennsylvania and the northern panhandle of West Virginia, told that the Seasonal associates could work for a few hours to more than 20 hours per week. The job responsibilities include unloading trucks, freight processing, stocking and cash register duties. Hiring process for the Seasonal associates started this month and is expected to continue till mid November while the hiring for the Holiday positions, which are being filled at the company’s distribution centers, began in August. The responsibilities for the Associates working at distribution centers include the transfer of products from retail stores and into the hands of Kohls.com customers. While the associates at credit operations are expected to assist customers with Kohls.com orders apart from other duties. The number of associates to be hired for each location will depend on specific business needs of that facility.
Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment.