angel – Target employees who take extra shifts during the busy days of the upcoming holiday season will earn an additional $2 per hour, the company said on Tuesday.
In a press release posted on its website, the company said that employees and service center employees who take shifts on Saturday and Sunday from November 20 to December 19, Christmas Eve or the day after Christmas will receive additional pay.
Hourly supply chain workers working peak shifts between October 10 and December 18 will also be eligible.
The company said it is adding an additional 5 million hours, which amounts to up to $75 million in pay throughout the holiday season. Employees will be able to take peak shifts on an app developed by Target.
Target said it is also hiring an additional 100,000 seasonal workers at its stores across the US to help with the busy holiday season.
“This is just one more way to express my deepest gratitude for your significant contribution. Thank you all for the many ways you have brought happiness to the family and thank you for making Target a place where we can care, grow. We can and can win together,” said Target Chief Human Resources Officer Melissa Kramer.
Last year, Target permanently raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour from July 2020.
“In the best of times, our team brings incredible energy and empathy to our work, and in tough times they bring those qualities as well as exceptional flexibility and agility to be at the forefront of meeting the changing needs of our guests and our business year after year,” said Brian Cornell, Target’s President and CEO company statement Released last year.