Target lays off 235 in Twin Cities tech operations

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Posted: Sep 01, 2015 4:41 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Retailer Target Corp. has laid off about 235 employees in its technology operations in the Twin Cities.

In addition to the layoffs Tuesday, Target said it will close about 35 open positions. Another 40 people were laid off at Target's IT center in India, where it employs about 2,600 people.

The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1FgXacr ) reports the retailer's information technology units had largely been spared in layoffs earlier this year that affected about 2,500 jobs, or about one-fifth of the workers in the company's corporate offices in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.

A Target spokeswoman says the company is still hiring for a number of positions in the technology department.

With this latest round of layoffs, Target now has just under 11,000 people in its corporate offices in the Twin Cities.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com