Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Target Stocks Up on Staff, Raising Holiday Hiring 40 Percent

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Target Stocks Up on Staff, Raising Holiday Hiring 40 Percent

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NEW YORK * Target is stocking its stores and warehouses with even more extra staff this holiday shopping season, hoping to win customers with easy-to-find goods and fast service.

It's hiring 100,000 people to work at its more than 1,800 stores during its busiest time, up 40 percent from last year.

Target said Wednesday that the seasonal hires, an increase from the 70,000 people it hired for the holidays last year, would stock shelves or fulfill online orders that customers pick up in stores. The retailer also plans to hire 4,500 people to help pack and ship online orders at its warehouses.

Having the extra staff "will make shopping at Target even easier and more fun during one of the busiest times of the year," said Janna Potts, the company's chief stores officer. …

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