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Target plans to hire up to 27,000 employees in Canada

The Minneapolis-based company plans to hire up to 200 people at each Canadian location. Target is getting ready to open more than 120 stores in Canada next year, with the first 12 in Quebec.
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The Minneapolis-based company plans to hire up to 200 people at each Canadian location. Target is getting ready to open more than 120 stores in Canada next year, with the first 12 in Quebec.

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