Target to Hire 100,000 Holiday Workers

By Joseph Shieh, Editor

POSTED September 24, 2017

The Target Corporation plans to hire 100,000 seasonal employees at stores across the country and 4,500 team members for its distribution and fulfillment facilities for the holiday season.

Target is the nation's second largest retailer behind Wal-Mart with 1,816 stores across the country.

Wal-Mart said it would increase hours for current employees during the holidays instead of hiring more seasonal employees.

“Target has made significant investments in our business throughout 2017, and our commitment to hire 100,000 team members for the holidays will make shopping at Target even easier and more fun during one of the busiest times of the year. Target team members play such an important role in helping guests as they prepare to celebrate the holidays with their families. As always, we will provide our seasonal team members with meaningful opportunities to build and develop skills, and offer great benefits, including a variety of schedules and team member discounts,” said Janna Potts, chief stores officer, Target.

The 100,000 seasonal workers will fill a variety of roles at Target stores, distribution and fulfillment centers, including:

  • Store team members will ensure stores are well stocked, help guests discover Target’s exclusive brands and anything else they need to complete their holiday shopping lists. 
  • As the company continues to grow its Order Pickup service and ship-from-store capabilities, team members will fulfill online orders at stores.
  • Team members at Target’s distribution and fulfillment centers will process freight to stores and fulfill orders, including receiving, picking and loading to ensure products reach guests quickly.

Team Member Benefits
Target values its team members, giving them opportunities to grow professionally, take care of themselves and their families and make an impact on guests and their communities. Target cares about and invests in team members by offering compelling benefits, including:

  • Market-competitive wages
  • A 10 percent merchandise discount at Target and
  • An additional 20 percent merchandise wellness discount for fruits and vegetables and all Simply Balanced and C9 merchandise
  • A variety of schedules that allow team members to work various hours

Nationwide Seasonal Hiring Events Oct. 13 – 15

Target will host hiring events at all stores nationwide on Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15. The events will take place at each of the company’s 1,816 stores from 10 a.m. – 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. Interested candidates will have the opportunity to meet directly with Target store leaders.

Candidates for Target’s seasonal positions can apply today in advance at Store leaders will conduct pre-scheduled interviews with applicants and discuss Target’s dynamic, team-oriented culture. Similar to previous years, current Target team members across the country will have the opportunity to increase their hours during the holiday season.

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