Target to Hire More Than 70,000 for Holiday Season | NECN

Target to Hire More Than 70,000 for Holiday Season

The discount chain says it will hold hiring events at all of its 1,800 stores on Oct. 14 and 15

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    In this May 16, 2016, file photo, customers push a shopping cart towards the entrance of a Target Corp. store in Chicago, Illinois.

    Target says it will hire more than 70,000 seasonal store workers during the busy holiday shopping season, about the same as it hired last year.

    It also plans to hire an additional 7,500 people for its distribution facilities, which ship online orders and send products to stores.

    The discount chain says it will hold hiring events at all of its 1,800 stores on Oct. 14 and 15. Candidates can also apply online.

    Target Corp., based in Minneapolis, says existing employees will first get to choose which extra holiday hours they want to work.

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    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

    (Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017)