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Kohl's hiring 50,000 for holidays

Kohl's hiring 50,000 for holidays

(WXIA) -- Kohl's plans to hire about 50,000 seasonal associates nationwide this year.

The department store chain announced Thursday that it hopes to find about 40 employees for each of its 1,158 stores, plus 6,400 people to work in distribution centers and 350 workers in credit operations.

Seasonal Kohl's employees can work up to 20 hours per week. Typical duties include unloading trucks, processing freight, stocking the store and running a cash register.

Kohl's said it will begin hiring for the holidays this month and hopes to fill all its seasonal positions by mid-November.

Visit kohlscareers.com to apply.

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

T.J.Maxx to open in Conyers

T.J.Maxx to open in Conyers

CONYERS, Ga. -- T.J.Maxx will open its newest metro Atlanta location in Conyers next week.

The store is scheduled to open Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Conyers Crossroads shopping center at 1590 Dogwood Drive.

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"Our new store in Conyers will deliver value and an exciting selection of fashion to serve the needs of customers," T.J.Maxx president Richard Sherr said in a statement.

The store be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sept. 5. Reusable bags will be given to the first 1,000 customers.

Regular business hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Learn more about the off-price retailer at tjmaxx.com.

9 Kroger employees to compete in 'Bag-Off'

9 Kroger employees to compete in 'Bag-Off'

SUGAR HILL, Ga. -- Nine Kroger employees from across Georgia are gearing up to participate in this year's division Bag-Off.

The annual event pits young grocery baggers against each other as they compete for scholarships and the chance to represent Kroger at the statewide Georgia Food Industry Association Bag-Off.

"Baggers from all over the state work hard to prepare for this unique action-packed competition," Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger's Atlanta division, said in a statement. "The spirit and enthusiasm displayed by our contestants is what makes this a must-see event year after year."

The Kroger Bag-Off will be held Thursday, June 27 at the store on Cumming Highway in Sugar Hill. Contestants will be judged on their bagging speed, technique, weight distribution, appearance and overall style.

Pier 1 Imports opens in Conyers

Pier 1 Imports opens in Conyers

CONYERS, Ga. -- The newest Pier 1 Imports home furnishings store opened Monday in Conyers.

The store is located in the Conyers Crossroads shopping center at 1486 Dogwood Drive.

"We are pleased to bring this new Pier 1 Imports to Conyers and hope that our new location will inspire customers to discover the eclectic and fun merchandise that is unique to Pier 1 Imports," Pier 1 president and CEO Alex W. Smith said in a statement.

The first 200 customers at the new store every day through Sunday, June 23 will receive a free reusable bag and an iconic Pier 1 backscratcher.

Learn more at pier1.com.

Chiropractor holding toy drive

Chiropractor holding toy drive

CONYERS, Ga. -- A Rockdale County chiropractor is holding a toy donation drop-off for the holidays.

Conyers residents can bring new toys to Wilder Chiropractic Center on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New patients who donate will receive a free consultation and exam, while established patients will be treated to a free adjustment with their donations.

Participants will also be entered into a drawing to win a half-hour massage.

Visit wilderchiropractic.com for more information.

Wilder Chiropractic Center is located at 1540 Highway 138, Suite 1B in Conyers.

Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

ATLANTA -- Belk department stores will host their first-ever santafest holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1.

All santafests will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

Highlights include crafts, family-friend activities, Christmas treats and, of course, the chance to meet Santa Claus. Participants can enter a drawing to win a $50 kids wardrobe; three winners will be chosen from each Belk store.

Visit belk.com for more information and to find your nearest store.