Rattled Target Corp. employees speak to City Pages
The employees spoke on the condition of anonymity, one of them saying employees were asked not to speak to the media.
The employee, who was not laid off, said a large group of workers who would stay in their jobs were brought into a large room and told that some of their coworkers would not be sticking around as of 3 p.m.
"[Executives] said, 'Some of your coworkers will be going through a hard time right now, so go up to them if you see them packing their stuff. Keep your ears open for job opportunities for them and get their personal email addresses,'" the employee told City Pages, adding that many at HQ thought the lay offs could reach up to 30 percent. "I believe they did all they could to minimize the damage. And there is talk about restoring the jobs to those who were laid off once things improve."
When asked if under-performance was a factor or whether lesser-needed positions were targeted, an employee said, "It was based on every factor as far as I know. If someone was performing poorly, then..."
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