Target is slashing prices AND hiring more than 100000 holiday workers

Target is slashing prices AND hiring more than 100000 holiday workers

Andrew Cummings
September 13, 2017

The goal is more than 40 percent higher than the 70,000 workers signed up past year, Target said Wednesday.

Additionally, Target will hire 4,500 team members at the company's distribution and fulfillment centers to replenish products to stores and fulfill digital sales throughout the season.

"Target team members play such an important role in helping guests as they prepare to celebrate the holidays with their families", Chief Stores Officer Janna Potts said.

The company says this increase in hires is part of a $7 billion investment in capital over the next three years. The Seattle-based company's acquisition of Whole Foods Market puts it in direct competition with the grocery operations of Target and Walmart and provides hundreds of new locations from which to deliver goods to customers. Getting help with online orders or picking up those items at a store has been a "pretty lousy experience" at many retailers, he said. Although Target, like many other retailers, has had a rough 2017, the number of employees that it is taking on this holiday season seems incredibly bullish. Prices at the retail giant are decreasing and the red-vested workforce is increasing by 100,000 this holiday season.

The second largest general merchandise retailer in the USA, according to its website, is hiring 30,000 more people than it did during the same time period previous year.

Target Corp. said it will hold nationwide hiring events October 13-15 for the holiday jobs.

The hiring process is kicking off online and in stores.

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