Target Bumps Employee Pay by $2 for the Holidays

Employees will receive an extra $2 an hour when they work peak days in November and December.

October 06, 2021

Target Employee Giving The Thumbs Up

MINNEAPOLIS—Target said it is paying its team members an extra $2 an hour if they work on a Saturday or Sunday between Nov. 20 and Dec. 19, as well as Friday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 26.

Eligible employees include hourly team members in stores, service center and supply chain positions, as well as select headquarters positions and seasonal team members. Supply chain employees will receive the bump in pay for a two-week period (varied based on building) from Oct. 10 to Dec. 18. Target’s minimum wage is $15 an hour.

In a note to employees, Melissa Kremer, chief human resources officer, said, “This is just one more way of expressing our deep gratitude for your significant contributions. Thank you for the many ways you bring joy to all families and for all you do to make Target a place where we can care, grow and win together."

Target recently announced that it is cutting down on the amount of seasonal workers hired this holiday shopping season and is giving current store employees five million more hours, resulting in more than $75 million more in pay. The big box store also announced it is hiring an additional 30,000 supply chain workers.

Target continues to offer competitive benefits, including flexible scheduling via a mobile scheduling app that allows employees to swap shifts with other workers, recognition bonuses, as well as with debt-free college assistance and other pandemic-related benefits that have become permanent such as backup daycare, which provides workers with 20 days of in-center childcare or in-home child- and eldercare through a partner network.