Press Release

Franklin University and JobsOhio Partner to Deliver Training Courses for Kohl’s


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
(614) 947-6581

Columbus, OH (July 12, 2021)

JobsOhio contact:
Matt Englehart, JobsOhio

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce the launch of its training and development initiative for Kohl’s e-commerce fulfillment center, a recent addition to the region’s economic base located in Etna, Ohio.  Franklin University was selected by One Columbus and JobsOhio to develop these services for Kohl’s based on their seven decades of helping to create workforce impact through education and training.

The key to any organization’s success is its employees. Employee success was a very important factor to Kohl’s as they launched their new Etna fulfillment center with a focus on its e-commerce model.  Leveraging Kohl’s great training foundation, Franklin produced learning templates and content as training resources to support Kohl’s culture and talent development strategies. 

This new training development is led by Franklin University as a four-part educational leadership series that will be delivered over the next year and was born out of a partnership with Kohl’s and JobsOhio to bring more jobs to the area. Training will focus on: employee motivation and engagement, servant leadership, employee wellbeing, and communication – with topics that aid in areas such as, interpersonal relationships and time management at home. 

Through today’s announcement and its dedicated efforts, Franklin University and JobsOhio reinforce their commitment to the community, through lifelong learning and workforce development. Kohl’s received Talent Acquisition Services support from JobsOhio to help companies address talent challenges and build sustainable talent strategies.

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About JobsOhio
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Kohl’s 
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, Kohl’s offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and an easy shopping experience in our stores, online at and on the Kohl's mobile app. Since its founding, Kohl's has given more than $785 million to support communities nationwide, with a focus on family health and wellness. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit, and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through agreements with partner institutions, the University also offers international academic programs, including its top-ranked MBA.

Franklin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Franklin University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

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