Target Is Filling 100,000 Seasonal Jobs. Here’s How to Get One of Them

Target CEO, Brian Cornell, joins store team members prior to the Thanksgiving opening
Target CEO, Brian Cornell, joins store team members prior to the Thanksgiving opening on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. Noah K. Murray/Invision for Target/AP Photo

It’s not even Halloween yet, but people already have Santa on the brain.

Before you groan and roll your eyes, consider the upside.

Those mythical elves aren’t building all those toys, games and goodies to deliver from a magical sleigh. (If only it were that easy.)

The reality is that millions of people will flock to stores over the next couple of months to fulfill their loved ones’ Christmas wish lists, meaning retailers all over will need more workers to deal with the additional business.

One giant retailer is on a hiring spree, but if these jobs aren’t for you, be sure to check out our jobs page on Facebook, where we post interesting jobs all the time.

Target Is Hiring Even More Seasonal Workers This Year

Target — a store I could spend all day in — is hiring about 100,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, USA Today reports. That evens out to an average of about 55 new workers at each of the retail chain’s 1,816 stores.

Last year, the company hired about 70,000 temporary employees for holiday help, according to the USA Today article.

USA Today reports the company will hire an additional 4,500 temporary workers at its distribution and fulfillment centers.

How to Score One of These Gigs

To get a job with Target this holiday season, check for openings at a location near you.

From Oct. 13 to 15, all Target stores will hold hiring events, at which interested job candidates can come in between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., learn about open positions and potentially land a same-day interview that ends in a job offer.

If you’re looking for a seasonal job, make sure to mark those days on your calendar!

The company is currently accepting applications online for cashiers, sales floor members, backroom members, food service employees and workers for its logistics teams.

They promise “market competitive pay” and flexible schedules. Salary reports from thousands of Target employees on Glassdoor show the average hourly pay for cashiers ranging from $9.20 to $9.45.

According to Glassdoor reports, backroom team members bring in an average $10.07 to $10.10 an hour, and team leaders earn an average hourly wage of $15.21 to $15.67.

Benefits for seasonal workers also include store discounts from 10% to 20% — a bonus for when you do your own holiday shopping at Target!

Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s still not sure whether it’s a good or bad thing that she lives so close to a Target store.

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