Kohl’s is boosting its hiring plans for the back-to-school, fall and holiday seasons, as well as a 130-store “omni power center” pilot program.
Beginning today, 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. Kohl’s is hiring approximately 3,000 associates across all stores nationwide.
The retailer is also now hiring full- and part-time associates for five stores opening this fall. Kohl’s is seeking to fill positions for new stores in Willmar, Minnesota; Plattsburgh, New York; London, Kentucky; Indiana, Pennsylvania; and Lafayette, Colorado.
In addition, Kohl’s said it will begin hiring in October to staff its expanded 130-store omni power center pilot with up to 50 seasonal positions per store. Omni power centers within store locations are said to enhance Kohl’s fulfillment capabilities by equipping them with technology and process enhancements to allow associates to be more efficient in fulfilling digital orders. Associates will help operate the localized e-commerce fulfillment to quickly meet omnichannel customer demand, including fulfilling online orders in store and processing pick-up orders.
“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,” said Marc Chini, Kohl’s senior evp/chief people officer. “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.”