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Target looking to hire 130,000 team members

Target Corp. plans to add more than 130,000 seasonal team members across the country for the upcoming holiday season, including a two-fold increase in the number of roles focused on fulfilling digital orders from its stores. In addition, the company said it committed to offering existing team members additional hours based on their preference and availability.target

“It’s critical we build the right team across our stores and supply chain to deliver an exceptional holiday experience for our guests during the busiest time of the year,” said Melissa Kremer, chief human resources officer at Target. “From engaging our current team members who are interested in extra hours, to adding more than 130,000 seasonal hires, we continue to invest in our team because they make it easier and more joyful to shop at Target, especially during the holidays.”

Approximately 125,000 team members will fill a variety of roles at Target’s more than 1,800 stores. From stocking shelves with the hottest toys, decorations and holiday meal essentials, to fulfilling orders placed online, store team members will help guests prepare for every event, party and festivity throughout the holiday season.

Approximately 8,000 opportunities are located within distribution and fulfillment centers.

All hourly team members, including seasonal hires, benefit from a 20 percent wellness discount off fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. Last year, Target hired 120,000 seasonal team members at its stores and 7,500 team members at its distribution and fulfillment centers. In total, more than 40 percent of those seasonal hires remained with Target following the holiday season.

“Every team member at Target is given opportunities to grow, take care of themselves and their families, and make an impact on guests and their communities,” Kremer said. “Whether they’re interested in seasonal work only, or looking for longer-term career opportunities at Target, we’re incredibly proud of how our seasonal hires come together with our existing team to create a joyful holiday season for our guests and the communities we serve.”

Target will host two rounds of hiring events this year. The first event will take place from Oct. 11 to 13 and the second from Nov. 2 to 3.