Target Gives Significant Raises and Ups Benefits

Target has stepped up in an uncertain time. The Twin Cities-based retailer has committed to giving 300,000 employees a temporary $2/hour raise. Target said the wage increase will last until at least May 2 for full-time and part-time workers in its stores and distribution centers, who will earn an average of $240 to $480 more during this time frame.

More added benefits will give workers who are pregnant, 65 years old or older or who have underlying health risks (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and don’t feel comfortable working access to paid leave for up to 30 days.

Target will also pay out bonuses in April that range from $250 to $1,500 to 20,000 hourly store team leaders who oversee individual departments in stores.

“We continue to experience incredible demand across our business, and Target’s ability to help our guests in this unprecedented time would not be possible without the strength of our team,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said in a statement. ”I am proud and humbled by the dedication and humanity they show to our guests every day.”

Target's company policy is a $13/hour minimum has pledged to pay its workers at least $15 an hour by the end of this year.

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