Target to hire 100,000 seasonal team members
Many seasonal team members will have the opportunity to remain with Target following the holiday season.
As a result of Target’s work to provide team members with the schedules they desire during the holidays, hourly team members are already working nearly 15% more hours than they were a year ago, on average.
The company will build on this during the holiday season by having store leaders regularly check in with existing team members to understand their scheduling preferences and offer them the opportunity to work additional hours if they’re interested. As a result, the company will hire fewer seasonal team members than previous years as it invests in more flexible scheduling, training, pay and benefits for its current team.
Target launched a convenient, easy to use mobile scheduling app to all store team members so they can more easily pick up additional hours and switch available shifts. The app also makes it easy for those existing team members who opt to work “on demand” to pick up shifts that align with their schedules. This has quickly become a popular option among team members who are full time students, retirees, and those who want to work less frequently.
Target shared plans by providing five million more hours to current stores team members this holiday shopping season, resulting in more than $75 million more in pay for its existing team. ■