Department stores already hiring for holiday rush

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- With the holiday shopping season creeping up earlier every year, one retail outlet is getting a jump on having enough employees on hand to help with the rush.

Kohl's has announced that they will be hiring more than 50,000 associates nationwide.

"In order to ensure we provide excellent customer service during the busiest time of the year, Kohl's is hiring more than 50,000 associates across the country to maintain the high level of service our shoppers appreciate," said Michelle Gass, Kohl's chief customer officer. "These additional associates will help us provide an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience to our valued customers."

According to Kohl's officials, about 40 employees are being brought on per store and each will work anywhere from a few hours to more than 20 hours a week.

Jobs include:

  • unloading trucks
  • freight processing
  • stocking
  • cash register duties

Positions are also open at distribution and credit centers.

There are three Kohl's stores in the Lowcountry with locations in Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley and Summerville.

If you are interested in some part-time help, you can apply at