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Kohl's to open 8 stores creating 1000 jobs in tough time
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Mar '12
Kohl's Department Stores announces the grand opening of eight new stores, bringing approximately 1,000 new jobs nationwide. The company now operates 1,134 stores in 49 states.

"As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are pleased to be in a position to create approximately 1,000 jobs as Kohl's continues to focus on growing market share in a challenging economy,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl's chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We continue to bring customers innovative new stores where they can enjoy quality national and exclusive brands at exceptional values. This spring we launched the exclusive Rock & Republic collection available at all stores and Kohls.com. To keep the customer experience fresh and exciting, we are investing in our existing store base by adding innovative features and remodeling approximately 50 stores this year.”
Growth, Remodels and Innovation

The company celebrates the grand opening of eight new stores in seven states, including Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Of the eight new locations, seven are small format stores with approximately 64,000 square feet or less of retail space, providing greater real estate flexibility. Kohl's also continues to invest in its existing store base, adding innovative features and remodeling approximately 50 stores this year.

Over the last six years, more than 60 percent of Kohl's store base has been remodeled with innovation features or newly built.

Regarding innovations, all new Kohl's stores opening this spring feature convenient store designs and new features to provide customers with an exciting and comfortable shopping environment. Some of these features include:

• Updated check-out stations
• Newly designed shopping carts and strollers
• Reinvented beauty department
• Upgraded fitting rooms throughout the store with fitting room lounges in Misses and juniors
• Expanded customer service area relocated to the front of the store in all locations
• In-store Kohl's Kiosks
• Electronic signs in all departments

In addition, six of the new stores opening this week were built according to a prototype that received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Gold level from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Characteristics of stores built to LEED guidelines, which provide best practices for the design, construction and operation for high-performance green buildings, include: recycled and regionally sourced building materials; water-efficient landscaping and plumbing fixtures and the use of ENERGY STAR-rated roofs that reduce each building's energy demand.

Green characteristics of all stores opening this week include waste management to recycle construction materials, occupancy sensor lighting for stockrooms, dressing rooms, break rooms and offices, energy management systems to control heating and cooling and a recycling program for cardboard boxes, hangers and packaging.

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