Kohl’s dramatically boosts seasonal hiring plans

The department store chain is building on an “early wave” of holiday hiring it launched in July.

Kohl’s plans to hire 90,000 seasonal associates for the 2019 holiday season. As part of this total, the retailer plans to hire 7,000 associates to staff a 135-store “omni power center” pilot supporting increased digital demand fulfilled by stores during the season. Omni power centers within store locations are designed to boost Kohl’s omnichannel fulfillment capabilities during peak periods by equipping them with more inventory, as well as technology and process enhancements, to allow associates to be more efficient in fulfilling digital orders.

New this year, Kohl’s will host its first-ever national hiring event on Saturday, Oct. 5, at all stores and e-commerce fulfillment centers nationwide with the intent to hire 5,000 seasonal associates in one day. Candidates can interview for available positions with the possibility to receive a verbal offer on the spot. Kohl’s provides its seasonal application process across desktop, mobile and in-store platforms.

“Our early hiring strategy continues to work well for us - with thousands of seasonal associates already hired and beginning their seasonal positions at Kohl’s,” said Marc Chini, Kohl’s senior executive VP, chief people officer. “We continue to see tremendous interest from talented candidates ready to join our results-oriented team across our entire network of stores, e-commerce fulfillment and distribution centers nationwide. We are confident our strategy will once again position Kohl’s to meet holiday demand and provide the incredible service our customers know and expect from Kohl’s.”

Kohl’s began early seasonal hiring at 500 Kohl’s stores in July.