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Target increases holiday season hiring to 100,000 workers

Target increases holiday season hiring to 100,000 workers
From Reuters - September 13, 2017

(Reuters) - Target Corp (TGT.N) said on Wednesday it would hire about 100,000 workers for the holiday season, a 43 percent increase from last year, after keeping seasonal hiring flat for the last four years.

Target last year hired 70,000 in-store workers for the holiday period, hiring cautiously along with others such as Macys Inc M.N., as most retailers planned for subdued sales amid growing competition from Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O).

Retailers make nearly a third of their annual sales and generate nearly 40 percent of their profits during the holiday selling season, which starts a day after Thanksgiving and continues into early January.

Target also said it will hire 4,500 people for the season at its distribution and fulfillment centers, which supply products to its 1,816 stores and fulfill online orders.

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