Target Plans Employment Events in Pasadena Ahead of Seasonal Hiring Blitz

Published : Friday, September 14, 2018 | 4:44 AM

[Updated]   Target will be holding hiring events in Pasadena next month as it seeks to fill 13,000 seasonal jobs in the greater Los Angeles area.

The events will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 through Oct. 14 at both Pasadena locations, “with the potential for eligible applicants to interview on the spot and receive a conditional job offer during the weekend events,” Target spokeswoman Angie Thompson said.

“These positions offer market-competitive wages and benefits, including a 10-percent merchandise discount at Target and Target.com, flexible schedules that allow team members to work a variety of hours and overtime pay on national holidays,” she said. “Interested candidates will have the opportunity to meet directly with Target store leaders.”

Nationwide, the company is looking for 120,000 seasonal workers, which is a 20 percent increase over last year, Target representatives said in a written statement. About 28,000 of them will be in California.

Pasadena tax consultant and businessman Ishmael Trone, former President of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Board, said he was encouraged to see the retailer doing well.

Brick-and-mortar stores continue fighting an uphill battle against online retailers, he said.

“We should be really thankful for Target,” he said.

“Online sales at Amazon is really taking revenue away from local retail businesses and retail businesses nationwide,” Trone said. “The Internet has definitely affected retail sales in Pasadena and nationwide. And it’s not going to stop.”

The retailer is expecting brisk businesses in the coming months, according to Target Chief Stores Janna Potts.

“Coming off a strong second quarter, we’re anticipating a busy holiday season and want to make sure we have the right teams in place across all of our stores and distribution and fulfillment centers to deliver an exceptional experience for our guests,” said. “This always starts by having conversations with our current team members to see if they’re interested in working extra hours before making our seasonal hiring commitment.”

The Target stores in Pasadena are located at 777 E Colorado Blvd, and at 3121 E Colorado Blvd.

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