Montgomery County Target store and service center employees who pick up shifts during peak days of the holiday season will receive an extra $2 an hour, writes Melissa Repko for CNBC.
This extra pay will be available to employees who work on Saturdays and Sundays from November 20 to December 19, as well as on Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas. Additionally, select headquarter employees will be eligible for the seasonal pay bump.
Target stores, like the ones in Oaks, North Wales, King of Prussia, Royersford, Pottstown, Plymouth Meeting, and Abington, have already raised their minimum wage to $15 an hour and is now sweetening the deal as many retailers continue to struggle to fill empty positions and focus on retaining employees.
The additional pay is also available to hourly supply chain employees during peak two-week periods between October 10 and December 18. This time is crucial for moving products onto shelves and packing boxes. The specific dates will vary depending on where the employees work.
Additionally, the retailer said that it plans to scale back on seasonal hiring and instead give more hours to around 300,000 of its current store employees. It has launched an app its employees can use to pick up an extra shift on demand.
Read more about Target at CNBC.