From the Dallas Business Journal by Danielle Abril
Kohl’s Department Stores is preparing to open its new customer service operations center on July 29 in Dallas. The two-building, three-story facility at 17657 Waterview Parkway comprises 240,000 square feet of space and will be used to support the Kohl’s Charge payment program and Kohls.com. It is expected to create more than 1,500 full-time and part-time jobs within the next four years. The Wisconsin-based company announced in March that it expected to begin hiring about 500 employees in the next few months. The center has a number of green features and the retailer expects the building to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in upcoming months. Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) last year announced that it had leased the space, which was formerly occupied by Plano-based Alliance Data. This is not the only facility the retailer has in North Texas. It also operates a 951,000 square-foot distribution center in Corsicana and an e-commerce fulfillment center in DeSoto. The other sites that will serve Kohl’s Charge and Kohls.com customers are located in San Antonio and Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Kohl’s has 85 stores in Texas, 27 of which are in Dallas-Fort Worth.