Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) announced on Wednesday that it plans to take on more employees during the back-to-school, fall and holiday seasons. As of Wednesday, Kohl’s is now hiring for an early wave of seasonal positions across 500 stores, nearly double the number of stores with early hiring positions compared to last year.
All Kohl’s stores, distribution and e-commerce fulfillment centers will begin seasonal hiring later this summer in August. The company is also now hiring for full-time and part-time store associates to support omnichannel and customer service functions.
About 3,000 associates will be brought on for customer service and omnichannel positions.
Separately, Kohl’s will begin hiring in October to staff its expanded 130-store omni power center pilot with up to 50 seasonal positions per store.
Marc Chini, Kohl’s senior executive vice president and chief people officer, commented:
Our early seasonal hiring strategy positions Kohl’s for success during the back half of the year and ensures our store teams are fully staffed and trained to meet the needs of our customers during the holiday season. Our full-time, part-time and seasonal Kohl’s associates bring to life the omnichannel shopping experience that sets Kohl’s apart, and we look forward to welcoming our new associates whether they’re looking to earn additional money for holiday gifts or seeking to start their careers in retail.
Shares of Kohl’s traded down about 2% Wednesday at $48.82, in a 52-week range of $45.21 to $83.28. The consensus price target is $62.19.