Minneapolis-based Target plans to hire 80,000 to 90,000 temporary employees nationwide for the Christmas shopping season, Fox Business reports. That is slightly fewer than last year, but Target notes 30 percent of the seasonal workers it hired last year stayed with the retailer permanently.
It appears Kohl's is expecting a busier holiday shopping season this year. The Wisconsin-based department store chain says it plans to boost its temporary workforce by more than 10 percent from last year, according to a news release. About 52,7000 employees will be added to stores and distribution centers nationwide.
Hiring is already underway and is expected to be complete by mid-November.
The Business Journal writes roughly 800 seasonal workers will be hired at the 19 stores in the Twin Cities metro.