Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Target Bumps Up Holiday Hiring By 40 Percent This Year

Target Bumps Up Holiday Hiring By 40 Percent This Year

A store's hiring plans can indicate its expectations for the holiday season, which accounts for 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group.

Target says it will be cutting prices of certain items in their stores, including everyday groceries like milk and eggs.

Nationwide, Target plans to hire 100,000 workers for the holiday season at its 1,816 stores plus another 4,500 at the company's distribution and fulfillment centers.

Target said Wednesday that the seasonal hires, an increase from the 70,000 people it hired for the holidays previous year, will stock shelves or fulfill online orders that customers pick up in stores. The workers will stock shelves, help customers, pack and load products and fill online orders. It would be a 40 percent increase in the number of temporary workers.

The Minneapolis-based retailer will hold hiring events October 13 to 15 at every store for the holiday push.

The hiring process is kicking off online and in stores. Target is hiring for the 2017 holiday season!

The events will take place from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. each day for the 100,000 store positions, with the potential for eligible applicants to interview on-the-spot and receive a conditional job offer during the weekend events.

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