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Layoffs hit the bullseye for 150 Target corporate employees

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Layoff notices went out to about 150 corporate employees who work for Target, which amounts to 1 percent of its corporate workforce, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Business Journal reports the jobs are being eliminated as part of a reorganization. A Target spokeswoman declined to say which departments would absorb the job cuts.

Target said the jobs were at the corporate level and not at the store level. The cuts affected 150 employees at three locations: the downtown headquarters, a Minneapolis facility on Highway 394 and on a campus in Brooklyn Park, the Star Tribune reported.

FOX 9 said employees who are losing their positions were informed of their termination by the close of business Wednesday.

The cuts are part of a broader shift, with a greater emphasis on digital retailing, and elimination of overlapping or lower-priority work, the Pioneer Press reports.

"This is about us transforming our business and our teams to remain competitive in the future," spokeswoman Amy Reilly said in a statement.

The retailer said the job cuts were not related to the retailer's sales performance.

Target announced earlier that it will hire fewer employees for the holiday season.

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