Personal and Professional Growth

“Congratulations on getting the job. Target is a great place to work – I have been here for five years–started out on the warehouse floor, advanced through several roles to my current position, and have had a positive experience on the Target DC team. You can too.” As a Senior Target Security Specialists (STSS), this is how I welcome new employees during our New Hire Orientation at the distribution center. Some of the highlights I emphasize are Target’s competitive pay and benefits, good work/life balance, and opportunity to advance in a variety of roles and departments. The best term to describe my career at Target would be growth, and in more ways than one. On a personal level, while employed at Target our family has increased from two people to five (we now have two girls and a boy!). Through that busy period we were thankful for Target’s excellent health […]

Now Hiring! Warehouse Workers

Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. And our Distribution Centers are key to that success, whether guests shop our stores or online. It’s our DC teams who make sure that products arrive at our stores (and guests’ doorsteps) on time, every time. Wonder what it’s like to spend a day in the life of a Warehouse Worker? Here’s your chance! They’re making things happen in Distribution Centers across the country, and we spent some time asking them what it’s all about… What is a day like as a Warehouse Worker? o Being a Warehouse Worker in a Target Distribution Center is fast paced. You will have to be flexible throughout the work day. There are several departments in the building that process product received from our vendors domestically or overseas into the Distribution center, other teams put it in reserve or […]

Success as a Target Team Member

Success, the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Something that Target Team Members should keep in the forefront of their mind, and they do. Not only for themselves, their leaders and Team, but for the betterment of Target Corporation as a whole which means every Target Team Member (TM) gets to share every company success. Specifically within the distribution network there is a strong understanding that creating and being a part of a holistic working environment allows success for everyone. On an individual basis I have had the pleasure to experience many facets of the company over the past five and a half years; starting as a Seasonal Team Member at the T2032 store in Winter Park, Florida I have since been able to expand a job into a career. Invited to become a full time TM at the end of the season I opened the opportunity to cross train […]

Discovering a Passion for Supply Chain

The first time I walked into a Target distribution center I didn’t know much about supply chain. It was early March of 2013. After spending several years bouncing around North Carolina, Virginia and D.C. working in grocery stores and restaurants, I’d decided to move back to my hometown of Suffolk, Virginia. I needed a job and the local Target warehouse was hiring. I started out working the outbound dock, loading freight on trailers and learning the basics of warehousing and distribution. I was eager to learn as much as I could, and fairly quickly I was given additional responsibilities as a trainer and a backup utility attendant. I learned a lot about inventory management and discovered that I have a passion for this kind of work. For me, Target started out as a job at a warehouse, but quickly became a career in supply chain. Thanks to Target’s flexible work […]