Target Trims Holiday Hiring Goals

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NEW YORK (AP) – Target will hire fewer seasonal workers this year and will instead offer more hours to current employees.

The move, announced Thursday, is in response to its permanent workers wanting more hours, the company said.

About 100,000 seasonal workers will be hired nationwide, the company said Thursday, about 30,000 less than last year. Many of those workers will be offered jobs beyond the holiday season.

Employers have struggled all year to find enough workers. They’ve increased hourly pay, announced signing bonuses, and cast aside previous minimum standards like a high school diploma.

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