Target is looking to add 70,000 seasonal store associates and another 7,500 at distribution and fulfillment facilities for the holiday season.
The focus this season is on supporting online orders with fulfillment from stores and regional facilities. Target's online sales grew 34 percent last year and locations now have staff dedicated to picking and packing from store shelves and backrooms. The company has been working on these capabilities since 2012.
Roughly 30 percent of Target's online orders are now being fulfilled by a store, either through order pickup or the ship from store options.
“Our distribution teams will be major players in that game, helping us get all those products to guests in time to host holiday events, give gifts and celebrate all season long,” says Carson Landsgard, senior VP, distribution.
There will be hiring events at all 1,800 Target stores in October.