Here’s How Target’s Thanking Its Team With Extra Pay During Its Busiest Holiday Moments


WWD | October 5, 2021


Target is giving its employees the gift of $2 more an hour this holiday season considering the current labor crunch. Target hourly workers in stores, service centers and supply chain positions, as well as some headquarter positions and seasonal team members, will receive an extra $2 for select hours worked during the peak holiday season. Target is also planning to add an additional 30,000 employees to its supply chain facilities this year.


“This team continues to be at the heart of our strategy,” said Melissa Kremer, chief human resources officer at Target. “You have shown up consistently for our guests and one another with a tremendous amount of care and we know this busy holiday season will be no different. Thank you for the many ways you bring joy to all families and for all you do to make Target a place where we can care, grow and win together.”


This follows Target raising its minimum wage for hourly employees to $15 an hour during 2020 and perks, such as tuition assistance to store team members, attempting to retain workers in a tight labor market. Throughout the pandemic, the mass-channel merchant has also distributed six rounds of employee awards — between $200 and $2,000 each.


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