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09/13/2021

Kohl’s adds bonus program as its looks to hire 90,000 holiday workers

Marianne Wilson
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New this year, Kohl’s has instituted a bonus program for all seasonal employees.

Kohl’s Corp. is adding an incentive to attract holiday workers amid the nation’s ongoing labor shortage.

In line with past years, the department store retailer is looking to hire approximately 90,000 seasonal employees. Positions are available across Kohl’s stores, distribution centers and fulfillment centers, including its new e-commerce fulfillment center in Etna, Ohio. Beauty advisor positions are open in the in-store Sephora shops now open in 200 Kohl’s locations. The retailer will offer current employees extra hours throughout the holiday season

To attract seasonal candidates, the retailer has added a bonus program.  Bonuses ranging from $100 to $400 will be given for working with Kohl’s through the holiday season.

Kohl’s will host two national hiring events, Sept. 16 to 18 and Oct. 21 to 23, at all stores, distribution centers and e-commerce fulfillment centers where candidates can receive a job offer on the same day of their interview. Candidates are encouraged to apply ahead of time and schedule a phone interview, but can also walk-in to any store location during the events for an on-the-spot interview. Those applying to distribution center roles during hiring events will receive an interview opportunity within 24 hours.

“Our seasonal hiring plans this year are on par with goals over the last few years as we continue to see consumer demand in-store and through our digital channels including kohls.com and the Kohl’s app,” stated Marc Chini, chief people officer, Kohl’s. “Our front-line associates are pivotal to bringing the holiday shopping experience to life for the millions of customers who choose Kohl’s, and we look forward to delivering a comfortable, convenient and safe shopping experience for our customers again this year.”

Kohl’s revealed its holiday hiring plans the same day that Dick’s Sporting Goods said it planned to hire up to 10,000 seasonal workers, the most in its history. Earlier this month, Walmart said it planned to hire 20,000 employees across more than 250 Walmart and Sam’s Club distribution centers, fulfillment centers and transportation offices to meet continuing online demand.

[Read More: Walmart to hire 20,000 supply chain workers]