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  • protests May 31

    Target Closing Some Stores Temporarily in Response to Protests, Looting

    After some of its stores were looted and damaged during protests that turned violent across the state, Target said it would temporarily close some of its California stores. “We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing communities across the country. At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of…

  • Target Corp. May 30

    Target CEO on Nationwide Protests: ‘We Are a Community in Pain'

    Among the unrest across the country this week over the disturbing video showing a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck was the looting of Target stores.

  • Associated Press Oct 11, 2018

    Toxic Metal Cadmium Found in National Chain Stores' Jewelry

    Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results. Analysis done for the nonprofit Center for Environmental Health revealed some jewelry sold with women’s dresses and shirts was nearly pure cadmium, which can cause cancer and reproductive harm after prolonged exposure. Consumer...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 31, 2018

    Levi's, Yelp Join Coalition Pledging Not to Discriminate

    Levi Strauss, Yelp and Lyft are leading a coalition of 1,200 businesses and cities that are pledging not to discriminate against employees or customers based on race, sexual orientation, or other characteristics. Normally, making a promise to serve every customer might seem like a no-brainer. But the Open to All coalition is launching in a highly charged atmosphere, with florists...

  • Attorney Apr 6, 2018

    Target Settles Suit Claiming Its Hiring System Discriminated

    Target has agreed to settle a lawsuit that said its hiring process, which automatically rejected people with criminal backgrounds, disproportionately kept blacks and Hispanics from getting entry-level jobs at its stores. As part of the settlement, Target will pay more than $3.7 million and will hire outside experts to review how it deals with applicants who have criminal backgrounds. According...

  • CEO Sep 25, 2017

    Target to Boost Its Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020's End

    Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for its workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it better recruit and retain top-quality staff and provide a better shopping experience for its customers. The initiative, announced Monday, is part of the discounter’s overall strategy to...

  • Seattle Sep 15, 2017

    Target Bumps Up Holiday Hiring By 40 Percent This Year

    Target is hiring 100,000 people to work during the hectic holiday shopping season, up 40 percent from last year. The retailer said Wednesday that the seasonal hires, an increase of 30,000 workers from the 70,000 people it hired last year, will stock shelves at its more than 1,800 stores or fulfill online orders that customers pick up in stores. In...

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