Target bolstering supply chain, plans 30,000 new jobs (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal) — Target Corp. is strengthening its workforce in warehouses and distribution, promising to add another 30,000 positions as the retail industry enters the fourth quarter amid a worldwide supply-chain crunch.
The Minneapolis-based retailer — which has stores in nearly 85 Florida cities, including in metro Jacksonville — said the new hires would include roles ranging from hiring managers to warehouse and operational support staff.
The move comes a few weeks after Target (NYSE: TGT) said it would hire 100,000 seasonal employees to prepare for the fourth quarter. That’s 30,000 fewer seasonal jobs than Target has added in previous years.
The company said in its latest announcement that the supply-chain jobs were for “the holiday season and well beyond,” an indication that these roles are separate from the seasonal positions. Rival Walmart Inc. said in early September that it also plans on hiring tens of thousands of workers to boost its distribution network, Chain Store Age reports.
The moves come as retailers across the industry are feeling consumer pressure to get products delivered quickly, even while much of the globe is still struggling with persistent supply-chain problems that still haven’t recovered from pandemic-era shocks.
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