Target Expands Base With 100K Seasonal Team Members; Christina Hennington Comments
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - This year, the holidays are hitting Target shelves early as the retailer announced its plans to deliver a joyful season starting on October 6 with Target Deal Days. With the upcoming holiday surge planning, the retailer revealed it will be hiring 100,000 seasonal team members.
“The holidays are a treasured time when our guests come together with family and friends to celebrate the joy of the season, and we’re here to make that as easy as possible for them to enjoy,” said Christina Hennington, Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer. “That’s why we’re rolling out deals earlier than ever and ensuring our team is ready to help our guests shop when and how they want. Throughout the season, guests will discover new and differentiated items for gifting and gathering, including only-at-Target owned brands and must-have national brands, and they can expect great deals and everyday low prices at every turn for an unmatched holiday shopping experience.”
According to the release, Target expects to hire up to 100,000 seasonal team members in stores and supply chain facilities nationwide this year. Target team members will focus on providing an exceptional experience by keeping stores stocked and organized, helping guests locate and buy all their holiday must-haves easily, providing industry-leading same-day fulfillment services, packing and shipping orders, and more. On average, more than 30 percent of team members who are hired as seasonal workers stay on after the holiday season.
With the holidays always comes the eagerness for seasonal fresh produce and traditional dishes. This surge in the workforce will help the retailer maximize value for shoppers throughout the aisles, and we here at ANUK are eager to see how the retailer will continue to put fresh produce at the forefront of register rings.
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