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In Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports that Target has “announced plans to hire about 120,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season — 20 percent more than last year … It plans to double the number of workers dedicated to handling in-store pickup and curbside service and boost its workforce at distribution warehouses by about two-thirds from last year.”

The announcement comes, the story says, as the company looks to “rev up thousands of employees who are visiting the Twin Cities this week from stores and distribution centers across the nation. On the heels of a motivational speech by tennis great Serena Williams and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, the retailer said Thursday it will be the exclusive seller of a new line of cookware from supermodel Chrissy Teigen.”

The Star Tribune notes that as Target looks to hire all these people, it is “competing for workers willing to sign on for a few months to help shoppers find items in stores and handle online orders. Target said it would offer existing workers additional hours and would pay temporary hires $12 an hour along with store discounts, up from $11 an hour last year.”
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