- Kohl's will hold its first nonseasonal hiring event this week "to keep pace with customer demand," the company announced. The retailer aims to hire 5,000 full-time and part-time workers between Thursday and Saturday.
- Candidates will be able to apply before the event and schedule a phone interview or walk in during the hiring events for interviews and a potential on-the-spot offer, Kohl's said.
- Open positions include in-store associates and operations associates to manage inventory and omnichannel fulfillment.
Jobs are flooding the market, according to a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis. The U.S. had a record 8.1 million job openings in March, the highest recorded mark since the Bureau began tracking the statistic in 2000, BLS said. But as illustrated by Kohl's launch of a hiring event for nonseasonal work, employers are scrambling to find talent to fill these positions.
The pandemic's impact on health and caregiving duties, among other things, may have made some workers slow to reenter the workforce, a Conference Board study from May said. Workers also may sense the bellwether has shifted in their favor, other surveys show. Employees are confident about their job security and skill sets, a Robert Half survey from June said — and they're ready to look for new opportunities. Over half of Gen Z workers surveyed said they plan to leave their current jobs.
To keep up, employers are turning to creative techniques to land hires. Chipotle hosted a hiring fair through chat app Discord in May, while Donatos Pizza held "dinnerviews," offering walk-in interviews and a certificate for a free pizza. Restaurants and retail, in particular, have felt the brunt of a tight hiring market post-pandemic.