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In the latest round of layoffs, 100 administrative assistants lose their jobs at Target

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A further 100 workers at Target's Minneapolis headquarters have been laid off in the latest round in cuts from the retail giant.

The Business Journal reports the company has laid off 100 administrative assistants on Thursday, as well as closing another 40 open positions.

It follows the mass layoff of almost 1,700 workers from its various Twin Cities offices in March, as well the elimination of 1,400 open positions, as part of a major restructuring effort as it seeks to recover from a turbulent period of trading.

The company also cut 550 Twin Cities roles following its withdrawal from Canada earlier this year.

"We are taking a long-term view, which includes reducing complexity and controlling costs to become more agile and innovative," a company statement said, according to the Business Journal.

The laid off workers will get the same severance package as was offered to the 1,700 who left in March, which will give them a minimum 15 weeks of pay and extra based on their year of service, while Target will continue to pay its portion of employee benefits for six months.

The Star Tribune reports Target has been clear previously that last month's cull would not be the end of the layoffs, and "several thousand" positions would be cut over the next two years.

The newspaper notes many administrative assistants had been expecting the cuts, as supervisors had told them there would be reductions in that role.

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