MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The latest round of Target layoffs has eliminated 235 jobs at Minnesota headquarters locations, including Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park, Minn. Most of these layoffs are in Target’s technology department. Another 40 IT services employees based in India will also be laid off.
Target Corp. statement
"As a part of our transition to an Agile technology development and support model, we conducted a comprehensive review of our current structure and capabilities. Following this review, we determined where we needed to make changes to meet the current, and anticipate the future, needs of the business. Therefore, this morning we informed our team that we are eliminating approximately 275 positions and closing an additional 35 open positions. The majority of the impact was across our technology teams and was primarily focused on areas such business analysis and project management. In addition, we are redeploying several positions in our technology department and will continue to recruit technical talent for positions such as scrum masters, engineers and engineering managers, and product owners.”
Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said the employees let go on Tuesday will receive separation packages that are comparable to the packages other employees have received this year.