Target ups hiring to more than 130,000 for holidays

Target boosts holiday hiring by 4%, with the number of seasonal workers devoted to online orders doubling

MINNEAPOLIS -- Target is hiring more than 130,000 people ahead of the critical holiday season, up more than 4% from last year.

The retailer is increasing by two-fold number hires dedicated to handling online orders from stores.

While the jobs are described as season, Target said Tuesday that 40% of the people hired last year stayed with the Minneapolis company after the holidays.