Target to hire 70 employees for new Evanston store


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The new Evanston Target store, scheduled to open in March 2018 at 1616 Sherman Ave., will hold a job fair from Jan. 16 to Jan. 20.

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

Target will hold a job fair to find approximately 70 employees for the new Evanston store set to open in March 2018, according to a Target news release.

The new store will be located at 1616 Sherman Ave., close to Northwestern’s campus. It will be Target’s 85th store in the Chicago area, according to the news release.

“We are building a talented team to serve the students and residents of Evanston,” Krysanna Bowery, store team leader at Target, said in the release. “This store in the heart of Evanston will offer a customized shopping experience for the community.”

The location will house a “small-format store,” designed to meet the needs of college campuses and urban areas. Bowery also said students will be able to shop for a variety of items, such as dorm room supplies and food, including both produce and grab-and-go items.

The release also said Target plans to raise its minimum hourly wage to $11 and plans to reach $15 by 2020. The release said this investment in its employees “will enable Target to continue to recruit and retain strong team members.”

The job fair will take place from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20 at the existing Evanston Target store at 2209 Howard St.

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