Target to hire approximately 2500 seasonal workers in Colorado
Sep 14 2017
The popular store announced Wednesday it will hire about 100,000 seasonal team members across the nation, and another 4,500 people for its distribution and fulfillment centers.
The retailer said it will add personnel at all its 1,816 stores across the US, as well as an additional 4,500 workers at distribution centers and fulfillment facilities.
The workers will fill numerous roles, including making sure stores are well stocked, online orders are filled, and freight moved from distribution and fulfillment centers. The retailer said that, based on the success of last year's seasonal hiring events, it will host similar programs at all of its 1,816 stores nationwide on Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15.
Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) is planning to hire 100,000 employees for seasonal jobs. Retail job cuts are 51.4% higher this year than through the same point last year, when 44,643 retail cuts were announced, according to a Challenger report earlier this month. "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".
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.
Target's increased store staffing looks to be aimed at preventing loss of sales from customers walking out because of busy checkout lanes or lack of assistance while making purchases, Moody's analyst Charlie O'Shea said. That could mean 55 new hourly workers at your local Target.