By Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – Kmart will begin taking applications Monday, looking to fill 65 to 75 positions at its Fulton Crossing Shopping Center location.
The Daily Corinthian reported that the store – which has been closed since May 2 – has a new store manager, Sam Woody. He told the newspaper the store is tentatively scheduled to reopen in early March.
He said a “small team” of workers was installing counters, shelving and other fixtures in the store.
Kimberly Freely, a Kmart spokeswoman, said the company hopes to open in March.
Also, she said applications would be taken at the store as well as online at kmart.com. Go to “About Kmart” on the website and click on “Careers.”
The Corinth Kmart was one of several businesses that closed after severe storms in May flooded them. Most have reopened, including the other anchor store at the shopping center, Kroger.
Kmart, with more than 1,300 stores in 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, opened its Corinth store in November 1992.
Last month, Sears Holding, which owns the Sears and Kmart brands, reported a third-quarter loss of $218 million, or $1.98 per share, compared to $127 million, or $1.09 per share a year earlier. Comparable-store sales system-wide – a closely watched measurement in the retail industry – slid 4.8 percent overall. However, Kmart’s drop was smaller – 0.7 percent.