Need a Job for the Holidays? Kohl’s Is Hiring Now — Here’s How to Apply

Kohl's Store Front
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It’s nearly October, which, in retail time, means Christmas is upon us.

I know. It makes me cringe, too. I can’t quite stomach the idea of already squirrelling away extra money for holiday shopping.

But, on the bright side, this means a ton of retailers are ramping up holiday hiring — including our go-to discount retailer, Kohl’s.

Last year, Kohl’s hired something like 69,000 temp workers to handle the chaos that is the holidays.

This year it’s not announcing any numbers, according to CNBC. It’s simply hiring, which is good enough for us.

The retailer is looking for sales associates, who will assist customers; distribution associates, who will pack, sort and ship products from the distribution center; and freight associates, who will unload merch and move it to the sales floor.

A major perk to signing on as a seasonal worker is that you’ll be able stash away some extra money with a weekly paycheck — and you’ll get a discount. That’ll help you conquer your holiday shopping list. Glassdoor estimates an average hourly pay of $8.71 for sales associates.

Plus, Kohl’s is known for keeping seasonal hirees on full time. Last year, it boasted that 14,000 of its seasonal folks turned full time following the holiday rush.

If you’re interested in joining Kohl’s for Christmas, it’ll be holding hiring fairs on Oct. 7 in more than 200 location across the U.S.

You can find all the information you need on Kohl’s holiday and seasonal hiring page.

And if you want to find more seasonal opportunities, including some work from home, you bet we’ll be posting our favorites on our Facebook Jobs page.

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. If you snag one of these positions in St. Petersburg, Florida, you’ll likely see her aimlessly wandering around Kohl’s, trying to check items off her Christmas shopping list.