The Kohl's store that opened for business in West Ashley this morning is one of 30 U.S. locations the retail chain is unveiling today.

The Charleston store is in a former Walmart at 2245 Ashley Crossing Drive in the Ashley Crossing Shopping Center. Kohl's also expanded its reach today in the Upstate, with a new store in Easley.

Each of the 30 new stores will employ about 130 workers.

The Wisconsin-based retailer now operates 1,127 stores in 49 states, including 14 in South Carolina.