COVINGTON—Over 100 jobs are up for grabs on the North Shore, and you have a chance to land one this week. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano has more from Covington.
"I'm looking for a job, a good job, and I think Kohl's is a great corporation," says Jonell Hamilton of Mandeville.
Hamilton is one of millions of Americans looking for work in a tough economy. On Monday she's dressed to impress to meet hiring managers for Kohl's.
"The job market is the worst I've ever seen it, and I have worked for a long time, and this is really the first time it's a little scary trying to find a job."
But now she's hopeful. The new department store in Covington is almost ready and soon between 120 to 150 people will find out they have a job here.
Kohl's District Manager Milton Denton says, "A lot of them will hear back this week. By the end of the week they'll know one way or the other cause we're making decisions pretty much on the fly as we go."
The jobs come with benefits including health insurance, and if you're interested, there's still time. Interviews are taking place at the Courtyard Marriott at 101 Northpark Blvd. in Covington through Thursday. So far more than 100 people have applied.
The new store is near the intersection of I-12 and SH-21 in Covington. It's scheduled to open in late September. Besides being excited about possibly working there, Jonell Hamilton is also excited about shopping here.
"I love their clothes. I thought, how great I can work for them and get a discount."
The grand opening is scheduled for September 29th, but the new employees will start training weeks before. Right now the closest Kohl's in Louisiana is in Baton Rouge.
Tuesday, August 9 10:45AM- 6:15PM Wednesday, August 11 12:15PM- 7:30PM Thursday, August 12 8:45AM- 4PM
Courtyard Marriott 101 Northpark Blvd. Covington
Contact: 877-NEW-KOHLS (877.639.5645)