Target Beefing Up Staff For The Holidays


Target Corp will double its staff for contactless services and hire more seasonal employees for distribution centers this holiday season.

The company, said it expects seasonal hiring to be on par with last year, when it hired more than 130,000 store employees.

Consumers have been shopping online and either have items delivered to their homes or collect them at a nearby store as they stay indoors.

E-commerce sales are expected to record a 25% to 35% rise in the 2020 holiday season.

"We're building even more flexibility into our seasonal staffing as we enter into, what is sure to be, an unprecedented holiday shopping season," Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell said.

More than 10 million new customers shopped on Target's website and demand for same-day fulfillment options quadrupled.

Target said it would pay its seasonal staff a starting wage of $15 per hour along with coronavirus health and wellness benefits.

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