This Year, Target’s Seasonal Staffing is all about Safety and Ease—For Guests *and* Team Members


A Bullseye View | September 24, 2020


From closing stores on Thanksgiving Day to stretching savings all season long, Target has been busy making sure holiday shopping is simple, safe and stress-free for their guests and team this year. And they’re doing the same for holiday staffing.


Melissa Kremer, Target's chief human resources officer, says “Throughout the year, the team has successfully balanced strong demand in our stores with surging digital volume. Knowing that the holiday season will be unlike any other, we’re building in even more flexibility to make sure Target remains a safe and convenient place to work and shop, while investing in our team’s industry-leading pay and benefits.” 


Here’s how Target's shifting their approach to holiday staffing and hiring: 


Target will double the number of store team members focused on Drive Up and Order Pickup and train additional team members to help during their busiest times. Target's distribution centers prepare to send more inventory to stores than ever before, they’ll hire more distribution center team members across the country than last year.  


Adding more dedicated front-of-store team members to disinfect carts and provide masks to guests who need them, guests can maintain safety during their holiday shopping trips. 


Leaders at nearly 1,900 stores and 43 distribution centers will hire extensively to fill a wide range of roles to meet local demands and serve guests. Seasonal team members will receive a minimum starting wage of $15 and a range of health and wellness benefits to help navigate the coronavirus.


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