Target to keep holiday hiring flat with last year

Adam Jeffery | CNBC

Adam Jeffery | CNBC

Target confirmed that it will hire 70,000 seasonal workers this holiday, the same number as in 2013.

In an email to CNBC, the company said it will issue a release with more details later Thursday.

That information could include a breakdown of how many workers will be at the company’s distribution centers versus on its sales floor, as well as how many of these employees it plans to retain.

Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported in its annual holiday hiring prediction on Wednesday that the discounter would again add 70,000 team members to its staff. In 2013, Target cut its holiday hiring by 20 percent due, in part, to an increase in online shopping.

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Challenger, Gray & Christmas on Wednesday said retailers could add more than 800,000 seasonal workers this holiday for the first time since 1999.

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