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Retailers announce thousands of job openings in Denver area ahead of holiday season

Posted: 2:43 PM, Sep 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-13 20:46:08Z

DENVER — Colorado retailers are gearing up for the upcoming holiday season and are looking to hire thousands of seasonal employees amid a tight labor market.

Kohl’s announced Thursday that it needs to fill more than 875 positions in the Denver area and will be hosting a hiring event this Saturday at the following stores:

  • Kohl’s Parker Store - 11485 Twenty Mile Rd
  • Kohl’s Lone Tree Store - 8660 Quebec St
  • Kohl's Golden Store - 16700 Colfax Ave
  • Kohl's Castle Rock Store - 4800 Milestone Ln
  • Kohl's Louisville Store - 919 Dillon Rd

The retailer says interested candidates will get the opportunity to be interviewed on the spot by attending the event. For more information, visit [] .

Another national retailer announced Thursday a seasonal hiring frenzy. Target plans to hire 120,000 seasonal team members nationwide, which is a 20 percent increase over 2017's holiday season.

Employees hired after Sept. 16 and will start at $12 an hour, according to a press release from the company. A nationwide seasonal hiring event takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12-14. Candidates can apply in advance today by visiting .

Seasonal hiring may be more challenging for employers this year. The state’s low unemployment rate, 2.8 percent, is creating a tight labor market.