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Kohl’s to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers for holiday shopping season

Here’s a news release from Kohl’s and its plans to hire around 67,000 people for the holiday shopping season. That’s an average of about 50 people per store. The Bellingham store is at Bellis Fair:

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., September 17, 2014 – Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced it anticipates hiring more than 67,000 associates nationwide this holiday season to support seasonal business in stores and growth on Kohls.com.

“Kohl’s is building a winning team by hiring more than 67,000 seasonal associates across the country to ensure we sustain the great service our customers know and have come to expect,” said Richard Schepp, Kohl’s senior executive vice president, human resources and general counsel. “By adding these associates, Kohl’s will continue to deliver an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience to all our valued customers, whether they choose to shop in store or online at Kohls.com this holiday season.”

Kohl’s anticipates hiring an average of 50 associates per store to provide customers with excellent customer service throughout the holiday season at its 1,163 stores in 49 states.* In addition, the company anticipates hiring approximately 9,300 seasonal positions at distribution centers across the country and approximately 670 seasonal credit operations positions.

Hiring began this month, and most jobs will be filled by mid-November. Holiday positions are also being filled at the company’s distribution centers, where hiring began in August. Associates working at distribution centers help ensure Kohl’s products get to the retail stores and into the hands of Kohls.com customers. Associates working in Kohl’s credit operations perform a variety of jobs, including assisting customers with Kohls.com orders.

Hiring levels at specific locations will vary depending on the business needs of each facility. For information about employment opportunities with Kohl’s, please visit www.KohlsCareers.com.

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