Target is one of the earliest retailers out of the gate with its announcement for seasonal hiring. This is a 42.9% increase year over year.
The retailer said it will add personnel at all its 1,816 stores across the USA, as well as an additional 4,500 workers at distribution centers and fulfillment facilities.
Target plans to hire 30,000 more people than previous year during the holiday season to improve customer service.
Target will hold seasonal hiring events from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. on October 13-15 at each of its stores.
The company had hired 7,500 workers to work at the centers past year as it required additional staffing for three new facilities.
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Target says that it is starting to hire for seasonal jobs today. "An increasing number of these jobs will involve new technologies and be more customer-centric, as brick-and-mortar retailers seek to create experiences that consumers can not find online". This marks a significant increase from previous year, when it hired 70,000 seasonal workers.
While growth in virtual shopping could conceivably lead to less in-store employees, the distribution, supply-chain and manufacturing processes would likely need more assistance to fulfill the demand. "Shipping and technology jobs are expanding and going unfilled". Last holiday season, Target announced that it would hire 70,000 extra workers. Prices at the retail giant are decreasing and the red-vested workforce is increasing by 100,000 this holiday season. "[They] play such an important role in helping guests prepare to celebrate the holidays with their families".
Opportunities are posted now on Target's seasonal hiring page.
Candidates can apply in advance and pre-scheduled interviews will be held.
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