Start Your Holiday (Job) Shopping Early: Kohl’s and JCPenney Are Hiring

The exterior building of Kohl's in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Kohl’s and JCPenney are hiring temporary workers for the back-to-school and holiday seasons. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder
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’Tis the season for retailers to start hiring.

You may be thinking more about Fourth of July fireworks, but retailers Kohl’s and JCPenney announced they have started hiring temporary workers for the back-to-school and holiday seasons.

Kohl’s is seeking seasonal workers for more than 300 store locations. JCPenney plans to hire 18,000 across the country, according to a company press release.

Facing an unemployment rate of just 3.8% and with hiring on the upswing, retailers are making an early push to find help, and they’re offering more than good tidings to attract employees.

Kohl’s notes that seasonal associates will receive a 15% store discount, while JCPenney boasts a 25% discount for seasonal hires, plus the promise of flexible holiday scheduling.

And both retailers say seasonal employees may have the opportunity to transition to permanent positions.

If you’re ready to apply, head to Kohl’s career page or JCPenney’s career page.

Tiffany Wendeln Connors is a staff writer for The Penny Hoarder.