Target To Hire 130,000 Seasonal Workers For Holiday Season

MINNEAPOLIS — Target announced Tuesday 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.

“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, said in a statement.

“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 helping guests pick out the perfect gift, 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. These team members focus on processing freight to stores and fulfilling orders placed on and Target’s app, according to a news release.

All seasonal hires will receive a minimum starting wage of $13 an hour, which is almost double the federal mandate.

Target raised its minimum starting hourly wage to $13 in June 2019 as part of the company’s plan to reach a $15 minimum hourly wage by the end of 2020.

In addition, all hourly team members, including seasonal hires, benefit from:

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.

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“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.”

National Hiring Events

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. Events will be hosted at all Target stores across the country from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time).

The weekend events give candidates the opportunity to meet store leaders, with the potential to interview on the spot and receive a conditional job offer.

How To Apply

In addition to the hiring events, interested candidates can visit any time to apply for both store and distribution center roles.

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