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Kohl`s to hire 50K seasonal workers for holiday shopping season

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (FOX 32 News) -

There is good news Thursday afternoon, for people out looking for a holiday job. Kohl's announced Thursday that it plans to hire 50,000 people for the holiday shopping season.

The Kohl's in Merrillville, Indiana is already accepting applications. Retailers are hoping for an on-pace or very profitable holiday season, especially after coming off a slow back-to-school shopping season.

Research group Shoppertrak said consumers are being very cautious about spending their hard-earned cash these days, and that stores may not get what they're hoping for. The group said the last several years have prompted shoppers to save as much as they can, while scouring shelves for deep discounts - even as the economy slowly improves.

"We've been cutting back for a lot of years," one shopper told FOX 32. "I think we're going to try to go a little more. Budgets are tight and everything is tight, but I think we'll try to increase it"

Although many consumers haven't even started to think about holiday shopping – it is, after all, only September – the buyers FOX 32 News spoke with on Thursday said with so many people to buy for, it might be a good idea to look for discounts early.

All that shopping means stores like Kohl's will need more staffers on the floor to help expedite those holiday purchases. That's where seasonal employees come into play, and earning extra money around this time is never a bad thing.

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