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Target to Offer Another Round of Incentives to Its Employees, Shipt’s Contract Workers Not Included

Target to Offer Another Round of Incentives to Its Employees, Shipt’s Contract Workers Not Included

Target will offer its employees another $200 bonus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement by the company.

The second round of incentives is directed towards Target’s 350,000 eligible in-store, distribution, and customer service employees. Hourly and seasonal workers are eligible for the bonus.

Target’s bonuses won’t apply to contract workers who work for the company’s grocery delivery service Shipt.

The move comes as Americans begin their holiday shopping and many retailers begin to hire seasonal workers.

The initiative will cost the Minneapolis-based company over $70 million.

“In a year like no other, I’m proud of what this team has accomplished and grateful for the care and connection they’ve provided our guests and communities,” says Melissa Kremer, Target’s chief HR officer. “Target’s success this year is a direct result of our team members turning our purpose into action and meeting our guests’ changing needs day after day.”

In July, Target raised its minimum wage for U.S. hourly workers to $15. That same month, it also offered eligible employees a $200 incentive due to the pandemic. In April, Target had also offered bonuses ranging from $250 to $1,500 to 20,0 Retail giants, such as Target and Walmart, are changing the Black Friday experience this year, pivoting to online shopping. However, Target, Walmart, and others will close their doors on Thanksgiving amid the coronavirus pandemic. 00 store employees who oversaw individual departments in stores.

Target officials said the company is investing “nearly $1 billion more this year in the well-being, health, and safety of team members” than it did in 2019.

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