Target to Hire 150 Employees for New Suburban Stores

Target announced plans to hire approximately 150 people for two Chicago-area "flexible-format" stores Wednesday.

The retail giant is searching for employees for its Oak Park and Skokie locations, according to a release.

Candidates are asked to apply online here, or in person during the company’s job fairs. Job fair events will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the company said.

The Oak Park job fair will take place at 4050 N. Harlem Ave. in Norridge, while the Skokie event will be at 2209 Howard St. in Evanston.

Both locations are slated to open on Oct. 18, the company said. The Oak Park store will be located at the corner of Lake and Maple Streets in a new mixed-use project called "Elevate Oak Park," and the Skokie location will be at the southwest corner of Dempster Street and Bronx Avenue adjacent to the CTA Yellow Line station. 

The stores will bring the Minnesota-based company’s total number of Chicago locations to 84, with eight of those being its new flexible-format style.

The flexible-format design allows Target stores to be built in smaller locations (often urban areas) and tailor items to meet local customers’ needs.

The Oak Park location will be about 22,000 square feet and will feature a grocery section, cosmetic products, men’s and women’s apparel, toys, sporting goods, home décor, and electronic and tech items. It will also include order pickup and Target mobile, the company said.

The store in Skokie will sit at approximately 33,000 feet and feature many similar elements.

The company has five other small-format stores in the Chicago area, including State Street, Streeterville, Lincoln Park North, Hyde Park, Belmont Station locations, as well as a Lakeview Ashland store opening in October as well.

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