Kohl's To Increase Seasonal Hires To 69,000

Kohl's Corp. said it will hire more than 69,000 seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season, up from the more than 67,000 seasonal workers hired a year ago. The discount department store chain expects to hire an average of 50 people for each of its 1,166 stores, plus about 9,500 people for its distribution and e-commerce fulfillment centers. The company will add about 660 people to its credit operations. Most of the seasonal jobs will be filled by mid-November. "We want to ensure we provide the excellent service and easy experience Kohl's customers expect, whether shopping in stores or online," said Chief Administrative Officer Richard Schepp. The stock, little changed in morning trade Wednesday, has tumbled 19% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has slipped 5.4%.

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