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VOL. 133 | NO. 183 | Friday, September 14, 2018

Target to Boost Holiday Hiring by 20 Percent to 120,000

The Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) — Target plans to hire more than 120,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, a 20 percent increase from last year.

The retailer says the temporary hires will stock store shelves and check people out at the register. In addition, it plans to hire 7,500 people to pack online orders at its warehouses. Target says it will pay workers $12 an hour, a dollar more an hour than last year.

With a strong job market, retailers will likely face a harder time attracting workers for the holidays since workers can be pickier about where they work. Target says it will hold hiring events at stores next month.

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has more than 1,800 stores around the country.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 56 437 16,061
MORTGAGES 76 508 18,556
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 48 2,453
BUILDING PERMITS 0 635 33,149
BANKRUPTCIES 59 296 10,309
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 125 5,303
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 108 6,256
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 98 3,511