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MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- Kohl'sDepartment Stores says it plans to hire more than 52,000 holidayemployees nationwide this season, up more than 10% from last year.

Kohl'sexpects hiring an average of 41 employees per store. The MenomoneeFalls, Wis.-based department store chain has 1,146 stores in 49 states.Kohl's will also hire about 5,700 seasonal employees for itsdistribution centers and credit operations unit.

Thecompany says the 52,700 seasonal employees will work anywhere from afew hours to more than 20 hours per week. It plans to fill the jobs bymid-November. Typical jobs include cash register sales, stocking,freight processing and unloading trucks.