Start at Kohl’s, Grow at Kohl’s – Why a Seasonal Job Could Turn Into Your Lifelong Career


By: Mari Steinmetz , Kohl’s chief people officer

One of the best parts of my job is getting to know our amazing and talented Kohl’s associates. I often ask them how they got their start at Kohl’s, and I love knowing that many of our associates start as seasonal employees -– and turn that opportunity into a career. 

Eighty-percent of Americans live within 15 miles of a Kohl’s store, so chances are you know someone who works at Kohl’s and has felt the impact that our company has on its people, customers, and communities. Many of our associates love to share stories of their experiences, including associates who have utilized Kohl’s for educational assistance, found support through our culture of care, volunteer initiatives, and it’s why we were voted one of America’s Greatest Places for Women by Newsweek. 

It’s easy to fall in love with Kohl’s. Aside from the benefits and perks, flexible schedule, weekly pay, and 15% associate discount, associates who start with us as seasonal employees often choose to stay long after the holidays because of our incredible culture and the opportunity for growth. 

Opportunity for All 
More than 20% of our Kohl’s associates started their careers with us as seasonal associates and turned that into a long-term career, including Deydamia Obregon, Josiah Miller, and Chanda Cooper.  

For Deydamia, Kohl’s has not just been a job – but a way to support her family in ways she always dreamed of. At 18, Deydamia started as a seasonal employee in November 2010, later became a supervisor, and is now the store manager at Kohl’s in San Leandro, California.

Chanda utilized The Guild Program which provides 100% tuition assistance on select programs, while Josiah started in human resources and worked his way up the ranks to further his career. 

Hear more about why these associates chose Kohl’s here 

Culture of Community and Care
Whether it’s our incredible health benefits that provide resources like free mental health services, primary care, and prescription coverage; Kohl’s keeps our people, our customers and our community a priority with a culture of inclusion, teamwork and kindness. 

From helping our millions of customers find the perfect gift at one of our 1,100+ Kohl’s stores, to ensuring orders reach our customers’ homes in time for holiday celebrations – our associates truly bring the magic of the holiday season to life for our customers. We look forward to welcoming thousands of new seasonal associates this holiday season, and I can't wait to see the faces that choose Kohl’s.

I encourage you to check us out, and join our team. We’re hiring for seasonal positions right now, and we’re hosting a National Hiring Event at all Kohl’s stores, e-commerce fulfillment centers, and distribution centers from October 12-14. To learn more, visit

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