Kohl's Department Stores plans to hire about 350 people in the Triangle for the holiday season.
The chain which 1,146 stores nationwide, including nine in the Triangle announced on Tuesday that it would hire 52,700 sales associates for the holidays or an average of 41 per store. That's a 4 percent increase over its holiday hiring last year.
It also plans to hire 5,700 seasonal positions at its distribution centers and credit card operations.
Seasonal hires can expect to work anywhere from a few hours to more than 20 hours per week. Typical jobs include unloading trucks, freight processing, stocking and cash register duties. Hiring began this month, and most jobs will be filled by mid-November.
The holiday season, which kicks off on the day after Thanksgiving, is a key period for retailers, who do the majority of their sales during the season.
Kohl's in particular is looking for a boost from Christmas shopping. Last month, its second-quarter net income fell almost 20 percent to $240 million and same-store sales fell 2.7 percent.