Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Kohl's to add more than 5,000 jobs to the economy
Kohl's to add more than 5,000 jobs to the economy
Oct '09
Kohl's Department Stores marks the grand opening of 37 new stores that have created more than 5,200 jobs across six states.

“We are proud that Kohl's is in a position to grow and add more than 5,000 jobs to the economy,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl's chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We have used our financial strength during this downturn to expand in key markets, such as California, as well as invest in our existing store base in order to gain market share at a time when customers are looking for value more than ever.”

Growth & Expansion
Among the 37 stores opening today, 35 are former Mervyn's locations, 30 of which are in California. With the addition of these stores, Kohl's now has 121 California locations, a 33 percent increase in the state. This translates into more than 4,200 new jobs in California.

In addition to the new California locations, Kohl's is opening stores in Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas and Utah. During spring 2009, Kohl's opened 19 stores, including its first Alaska location. In total, the retailer opened 56 stores in 2009, and now operates 1,059 stores in 49 states. Kohl's is also remodeling 51 locations nationwide this year.

More Ways to Save on World-Class Exclusive and National Brands
Kohl's offers shoppers a variety of ways to get great values on the brands they love. There are no merchandise or brand exclusions when using offers like Kohl's Cash coupons or Kohl's Charge Card discounts. In addition, customers can layer on these discounts and maximize savings during special promotions and sale hours. Every store also offers an industry-leading return policy, gift cards, gift registries, convenient store hours, centralized checkouts and the Kohl's Cares for Kids® cause program.

Kohl's commitment to customer service has been endorsed by the National Retail Federation, which for the past four years has recognized Kohl's on its list of retailers that offer the best customer service. In addition, Kohl's has ranked among the top retailers in the University of Michigan's customer satisfaction survey for six consecutive years1.

Kohl's wide range of world-class exclusive and national brands is another way the retailer offers great value and convenience to customers. Brands include Simply Vera Vera Wang, Dana Buchman, ELLE Contemporary Collection, Chaps, Abbey Dawn and the new Abbey Dawn Girls designed by Avril Lavigne, Hang Ten, Tony Hawk, Mudd, Jumping Beans, apt. 9, American Beauty, Food Network, Nike, adidas, Levi's, Carter's, Gloria Vanderbilt, Cuisinart and KitchenAid. In addition, Kohl's is now the exclusive U.S. retailer for LC Lauren Conrad, a new contemporary lifestyle brand for women designed by Lauren Conrad.

Committed to Environmental Responsibility
As a leading environmentally responsible retailer, Kohl's green initiatives include the construction of green buildings, a dedicated recycling program, a commitment to energy efficiency and the use and support of renewable energy sources. The company was most recently ranked first among retailers on Newsweek's list of The Greenest Big Companies in America and was named one of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) 2009 Green Power Partners of the Year.

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Stone Island

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jun 2018

Stone Island has mastered ingredient branding: Braind

Italian high-end men's apparel brand Stone Island tops the list of...

Courtesy: Tecnorama

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

'Tecnorama automatic dyeing system offers efficiency'

Italy based Tecnorama’s fully-automatic machinery for dispensing...

Courtesy: Pantone

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

Pantone unveils polyester standards

Pantone, provider of professional colour standards for the design...

Interviews View All

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Cindy McNaull

We have broad range of options in durable fabrics

Rajat Jaipuria

Activewear brand Soul Space promotes organic cotton farming and...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Marcel Alberts

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search