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Target employees to get raise, and then some

A “small-format” Target opened in downtown Chapel Hill in July.
A “small-format” Target opened in downtown Chapel Hill in July.

There’s good news for employees at the Triangle’s Target stores. Target Corp. is raising its minimum wage to $11 an hour this October.

The announcement, made Monday morning, also noted plans to increase the minimum hourly wage for all “team members” to $15 an hour by the end of 2020.

“Target has a long history of investing in our team members. We care about and value the more than 323,000 individuals who come together every day with an absolute commitment to serving our guest,” said Target CEO and chairman Brian Cornell.

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“We’ve always offered market-competitive wages to our team members,” he said. “With this latest commitment, we’ll be providing even more meaningful pay, as well as the tools, training and support our team needs to build their skills, develop professionally and offer the service and expertise that set Target apart.”

A “small-format” Target opened in downtown Chapel Hill this past July as part of the company’s push to reach college students near university campuses. Target has stores in Durham near The Streets at Southpoint on Renaissance Parkway and the South Square area, on Durham-Chapel Hill Bouelvard.

Target Corp. is currently hiring approximately 100,000 seasonal “team members.”

Colin Warren-Hicks: 919-419-6636, @CWarrenHicks

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