As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Target said it is awarding more than 350,000 frontline workers another $200 bonus.
The bonus goes to eligible hourly employees in stores and distribution centers, including seasonal hires, plus hourly workers who support Target’s guest and employee contact centers.
The bonus represents an investment of more than $70 million in Target’s labor force ahead of the holidays. The bonus grant represents the fourth time Target has recognized its frontline workers or leaders with cash grants in 2020. The bonuses come on top of multiple increases in pay and benefits, including a permanent move to a $15 starting wage. In total, Target has invested almost $1 billion more this year in employee well-being, health and safety.
“In a year like no other, I’m proud of what this team has accomplished and grateful for the care and connection they’ve provided our guests and communities,” said Melissa Kremer, Target’s chief human resources officer. “Target’s success this year is a direct result of our team members turning our purpose into action and meeting our guests’ changing needs day after day.”