(24/7 News) Department store giant Kohl's plans to hire around 53,000 associates for the holiday season.
That's about the same amount of seasonal employees Kohl's added last year. Hiring is underway and the company expects to fill most open positions by mid-November.
Shares of Kohl's rose slightly on the news in mid-day trading. On the year, Kohl's stock is up roughly 22 percent.