Kohl's Holiday Hiring: Part-Time Job Opportunities Or More Lousy Retail Work?

Large retailers are gearing up to hire throngs of seasonal workers to help with the increased customer traffic many expect for the holidays. They include Kohl's Corp., the nation's third-largest retailer, which plans to fill nearly 52,700 seasonal jobs at its 1,134 stores, as well as at its distribution centers and credit operations in preparation for the winter holidays.

But the Wisconsin-based company, which has aggressively expanded in recent years, is also looking to hire some 1,500 workers in 10 states where it plans to open a dozen new stores this fall. Three of the new stores will be in Connecticut, Kohl's said, while Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington will see one each.