As a thank you to its team members for the upcoming holiday season, Target Corp. is rewarding store, service center and supply chain workers — as well as select headquarters positions and seasonal team members — with an extra $2 per hour for each hour worked during peak dates.
Target team members will receive an additional $2 per hour for each hour worked on the following dates:
• For hourly store, select headquarter and service center team members: Every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 20 – Dec. 19, plus Friday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 26.
• For hourly supply chain team members: For a two-week period (varied based on building) from Oct. 10 to Dec. 18.
In a note to Team Target on Tuesday, chief human resources officer Melissa Kremer said, "This team continues to be at the heart of our strategy. You have shown up consistently for our guests and one another with a tremendous amount of care and we know this busy holiday season will be no different. This is just one more way of expressing our deep gratitude for your significant contributions. Thank you for the many ways you bring joy to all families and for all you do to make Target a place where we can care, grow and win together."
The hourly holiday pay increase follows Minneapolis-based Target’s recent announcement that it would be providing 5 million more hours to current team members, resulting in more than $75 million more in pay as well as hiring 100,000 seasonal team members at its more than 1.900 stores across the country to supplement its current team as well as an additional 30,000 positions in its supply chain facilities.
In addition, through its new mobile scheduling app, Target will also provide all team members the opportunity to conveniently choose or swap shifts that align with their schedules.
“Our store teams continue to step up to serve our guests and communities when they’re counting on us most, time and time again,” noted Mark Schindele, Target’s chief stores officer. “They are at the heart of our winning strategy, which is why Target continues to invest in providing training, consistent hours and schedules and support, to take care of them as they deliver for guests and power our business.”
The new investments by Target build on such initiatives as its $15 minimum starting pay, a comprehensive debt-free education assistance program, multiple recognition bonuses over the past 18 months, and numerous pandemic-related benefits such as backup daycare that have now become permanent offerings.