GLENDALE, Colo. – Target is expected to hire 100,000 people across the United States for the holiday shopping season.
Here in Colorado, 2,500 will be hired at stores across the state. The company said 1,500 new team members would serve Target customers in the Denver Metro Area alone.
Target’s three-day seasonal hiring event started Friday, October 13. It will last until 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Denver7 reporter Amanda del Castillo visited the Glendale Target location on Saturday. Team leaders there are focused on adding 153 team members for the season.
“You just have to be open to craziness,” Anthony Olivo said. The team member was a seasonal hire last year, and has stayed on doing part-time work.
He said time goes by quickly, working the holiday season. In fact, the Super Target in Glendale has Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations up at once.
Jeff Layton, Executive Team Leader of Human Resources at the Glendale shop, said the process starts with you.
“You could walk right in. We have a team here to help you apply on our kiosks here in the store, and we'll get you set up for an interview today if you want to walk in,” Layton said.
Eleven-years ago, Layton was a seasonal hire. Today, he’s doing the hiring.
“A seasonal hire is an amazing opportunity for people to start a career.”
In a release, the company said, “With Target’s recent minimum wage increase, all of the new seasonal hires will begin at $11 an hour.”
Those interested could either pre-schedule an interview at their local Target, or walk-in. People who choose to walk-in may have the opportunity to interview on-the-spot and receive a conditional job offer.
"We’re hiring everything from overnight stocking to cashiers -- and floor sales team members as well," Layton said.
Store leaders are expected to meet with applicants and discuss positions that are available at their store between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.