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.”