The holiday hiring season is upon us even as summer barbecues continue to sizzle, kicked off by Kohl’s Department Stores’ plans to hire 53,000 workers to handle demand through the end of the year.
The retailer said it expects to bring an average of 40 associates per store on board through Christmas. By the end of the month, Kohl’s will have 1,158 stores in 49 states.
That headcount doesn’t include the roughly 6,400 seasonal positions the chain hopes to fill at distribution centers. Another 350 temporary credit operations personnel will also be hired to help with Kohls.com orders.
Some positions have already been filled, while most of the rest will...