Target laying off 150 in Twin Citiesby Martin Moylan, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Target is laying off about 150 headquarters employees, with most of the cuts at offices in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.
The layoffs come in areas where Target said it saw duplication or overlap of responsibilities or a need for fewer employees in the future, the company said Wednesday. About 75 percent of the cuts have been made already. Target would not discuss the types of jobs involved or what they pay.
The last significant layoffs at Target were back on 2009, during the recession, when it eliminated some 1,500 positions. Target blamed falling sales for those cuts, which also came largely from its headquarters.
Between its stores and corporate offices, Target has about 31,000 employees in Minnesota.