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ATLANTA -- Nationwide retailer Kohl's is betting on a big holiday season, hiring 10 percent more seasonal employees.

Kohl's Department Stores is the nation's third-biggest retailer and has 34 stores in Georgia, including 20 stores within 30 miles of Atlanta.

It said it would be hiring 52,700 employees for the holiday season, up 10 percent from last year. That includes about 41 employees per retail store, up four from a year ago. The hiring process began in September and will be running through mid-November for positions including stocker, cashier and freight unloader. It also is hiring at distribution centers.

Kohl's said the hiring increase was due to holiday business and e-commerce.

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