Target announces cut in seasonal workers; other retailers adding

Minnesota-based Target Corp. is trimming back on its seasonal hires for the holidays. KARE 11 reports that the retail giant will hire anywhere from 80,000 to 90,000 seasonal workers this year, down from 92,000 in 2011. Walmart and Kohl's on the other hand, are increasing their seasonal work forces.
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Minnesota-based Target Corp. is tightening its belt for the holidays.

KARE 11 reports that the retail giant will hire anywhere from 80,000 to 90,000 seasonal workers this year, down from 92,000 in 2011. That means a cut in the temporary work force by as much as 10 percent.

Wisconsin-based Kohl's on the other hand, says it plans on increasing its seasonal work force by 10 percent over last year, providing close to 53,000 more jobs in its stores and distribution centers nationwide.

Walmart will also boost its seasonal work force by about 50,000 over last year, reports the Star Tribune. The Arkansas-based retailer is the nation's largest employee with more than 4,000 stores and approximately 1.4 million employees nationwide.

See the KARE 11 report on Target below.

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