BOSTON, MA – Target plans on hiring 4,300 seasonal employees in Massachusetts for the upcoming holiday season, 3,000 of which will work at greater Boston stores. The company announced Thursday it is hiring about 120,000 workers nationwide to fill a variety of roles across its stores and distribution and fulfillment centers.
The chain also said it intends to nearly double the number of hires as last year to fulfill digital orders. Hiring events will be held Oct. 12-14 at stores across the country. The events will take place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with the potential for eligible applicants to interview on the spot and receive a conditional job offer.
“In addition, the company will continue to offer extra hours to current team members to accommodate their interest and availability,” Target said in the news release. “The announcement is a continuation of the company’s investment in team members that includes increased hourly wages, benefits and discounts, and meaningful opportunities to build experience and skills. Seasonal team members are an integral part of Target’s efforts to ensure its 1,839 stores provide guests with a fun and easy holiday shopping experience.”
Workers hired after Sept. 12 will begin at $12/hour minimum wage. Workers will also get the following benefits:
- A 10 percent discount at Target stores and Target.com
- An additional 20 percent merchandise wellness discount on fruits and vegetables and all Simply Balanced and C9 Champion merchandise
- The opportunity to earn holiday pay on Thanksgiving and Christmas
- Flexible schedules that allow team members to work a variety of hours
Target also said it is investing more than $2 million to reward team members that work during the holiday season. One team member at each of Target’s stores and distribution centers will be randomly selected to win a $500 gift card and an opportunity to donate $500 to a local community organization of their choice.