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Shipt to Hire for the Holiday Season

10/14/2020

Shipt a subsidiary of the Target Corporation has announced that it intends hiring 100,000 in-store and delivery workers for the holiday season increasing the payroll to 300,000.  The company plans to target major metropolitan areas in Michigan, Minnesota, New York, California and Texas.  CEO Kelly Caruso commented, “We are embarking on a holiday season like none other before and taking proactive steps to ensure we can help American families get everything on their holiday list in a safe, affordable and convenient way.”

 

During the past six months Shipt has doubled it personal shopper count and expanded the membership and customer base.  The Company has initiated a pay-per-order option allowing consumers to use the service without an annual membership. Currently a payment of $99 per year provides unlimited free deliveries for orders valued at $35 or more.  Shipt-passes are now available for $10 per online delivery order declining to $8 each for five orders.

 

Target acquired Shipt in December 2017 for $550 million and now provides services in 5,000 U.S. cities delivering groceries, kitchen goods, household staples, pet care, health and wellness items and alcohol.