Target to Hire 70,000 Employees for Holidays

For the fourth year in a row, Target Corporation is looking to hire an additional 70,000 seasonal employees at stores and 7,500 team members for its distribution and fulfillment facilities for the holiday season.

Target is the nation’s second largest retailer behind Wal-Mart with 1,800 stores across the country.

“The Target team is famous for serving up exceptional shopping experiences,” says Janna Potts, chief stores officer, Target. “We can’t wait to welcome new seasonal team members on board to help us make the holidays extra bright for our guests. And new this year, all of our 1,800 stores will host dedicated hiring events in October, meeting with thousands of prospective candidates in just 48 hours.”

As online orders ramp up for the must-have products for the season, the additional 7,500 distribution and fulfillment center employees will help to replenish the stores while fulfilling the mega-high volume of online orders the company is expecting during the busiest season of the year.

“Our distribution teams will be major players in that game, helping us get all those products to guests in time to host holiday events, give gifts and celebrate all season long,” says Carson Landsgard, senior vice president, distribution, Target.

The company says about 30 percent of sales are fulfilled by a store, either through Order Pickup or Ship from Store.

Target will be holding special hiring days at stores on October 14 and 15.