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Kohl's on the search for holiday workers

Store manager Paulette Williams Store manager Paulette Williams

Major retailers are already gearing up for the holiday season.     

Kohl's announced today it plans to hire more than 50,000 seasonal workers. Workers at Kohl's on Nottingham Way in Albany will be getting some new coworkers to help them out during the busy holiday season.  

"We will be hiring approximately 30 associates of course we will bring on 10 family and friends, so it gives us about 40 new associates in our building," said Paulette Williams, store manager, Kohl's.  

Store manager Paulette Williams says it's a great feeling to know that the business she works for is going to be helping South Georgians out by putting a little bit of cash in their pockets, and ultimately helping the economy.  

"Oh it feels great, there is a need, the store is doing good, so it's going to help the economy but more so it will help the store," said Williams.  

President and CEO of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Chris Hardy hopes other retailers follow Kohl's lead.  He also hopes some of those holiday jobs become permanent.  

"I think anytime jobs are created, it's always a positive for any community, but specifically ours when that's our primary focus, adding jobs, sustainable jobs," said Chris Hardy, President & CEO, Albany Chamber of Commerce.  

Williams says Kohl's is starting early to get ready for the holiday shopping season.  

"In terms of customers probably somewhere around 800 a day, and once you get in November, December that number grows," said Williams.  

Job applicants will have to go through a rigorous hiring process.  

"Associates go through two interviews and of course if they meet our requirements they are brought on, we officially started hiring today, our official kickoff will actually be October week one, and we will hire up to November week one," said Williams.  

Kohl's managers say if you can go the extra mile for their customers, they hope you'll apply. To apply visit http://www.kohlscareers.com/applyonline/

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