Target to Open New Store in Lawton, Okla.
Will hire approximately 200-250 new team members
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Target is pleased to announce plans to open a new store in Lawton, Okla., in July 2013. The new store will be located on Northwest 82nd Street at the Lawton Marketplace shopping center. To date, Target has announced plans to open thirteen Target stores in 2013.
The Lawton store will be approximately 135,000 square feet, and will offer guests the everyday essentials and exclusive brands they have come to expect from Target. In addition, the store will include a selection of fresh produce, fresh packaged meat and pre-packaged baked goods to further enhance guests' shopping experience.
The Lawton location will employ approximately 200-250 team members. Target will host job fairs approximately two months prior to the new store opening, at which prospective candidates may apply and interview for open team member positions. Candidates may also apply online at Target.com/careers or at in-store kiosks located in all Target stores approximately three months prior to the new store opening.
"Oklahoma continues to be a strong market for Target, and we're excited to expand our presence there in 2013," said Sid Keswani, Target's senior vice president of stores in the Southern region. "Target is committed to being a good neighbor and developing long-lasting relationships with guests and the Lawton community."
Target creates strong partnerships with local organizations in all of the communities where the company does business through Target's community giving programs. This store will start a local grant program, contribute to the United Way and donate food to a Feeding America member, or approved agency. Target also encourages team members to volunteer their time to serve the needs of their community.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYS: TGT) serves guests at 1,782 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
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Target Public Relations
Andrea McCauley, 214-560-4131
Target Media Hotline, 612-696-3400
KEYWORDS: United States North America Oklahoma
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