Let me start this post by first thanking all of our front line workers who have continued to work throughout this entire pandemic.

We cannot thank you enough.

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And neither can Target!

The massive retail chain has announced that they will be giving all of their hourly team members that work in their stores, distribution centers and Target headquarters a $500 bonus!

Quick note before we continue: Are you a South Jersey Target employee? Then email me at Nicole.Murray@Townsquaremedia.com because we would love to give you a shout out for all of your hard work.

Those who are in a leadership position -- these positions include all Store Directors, Executive Team Leaders and salaried Distribution Center Leaders -- will receive a bonus ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

"To show our gratitude as we wrap a year unlike any other, Target is giving $500 bonuses to all hourly team members in stores, distribution centers and our headquarters and field-based offices," the retailer said in a press release.

And no matter the amount of the bonus, Target says that they are sending their employees this money for one reason: To say thank you.

"We're so proud of our team. They're the heart and soul of Target, showing up for one another and our guests — and making Target a safe and easy place to shop and work. And never has their dedication, resiliency, care and compassion been more appreciated than during the pandemic," Target said in the release.

This will be the fifth bonus that Target has sent out to their employees since the start of the pandemic....and rightfully so because their employees have worked nonstop through the entire pandemic and have more than earned these bonuses.

If you take a look at Target's website, they also took statements from various employees on what these bonuses mean to them....and it gets pretty heartfelt.

So grab your tissues and let's go:

“The bonus was a huge relief and it helped me tremendously. I'm happy to know that Target cares for my well-being. I helped my mom with bills and I'm fortunate enough to have saved a portion of the bonus.” –Alejandro Madrid, checkout advocate, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota


“I love sewing for the team, so making masks with a little Target flair last spring was right up my alley—and the bonuses helped me buy supplies to make and share them. We had fun deciding what kinds of designs I should use to help us celebrate the holidays like the Fourth of July and Christmas with matching masks. It makes me happy that I have been able to bring joy and a little fun to my coworkers.” –Debbie Korec, guest advocate, San Diego, California


“We were impacted by so many things this year—including my husband being laid off, leaving my salary to provide for us and our children. The bonus that Target provided relieved some of the stress we were experiencing as a family. It also made me continue to believe in the work I do every day for my team and community. Target has taught me to let my voice be heard and to always show up for my team, because you never know what they may be going through.” –Brooke Starling, executive team leader, human resources, Dallas, Texas

So here is a testimonial from Stephanie Williams, a Target employee who works right here in Mays Landing.

Mays Landing Target Employee -- THANK YOU!!!
Mays Landing Target Employee -- THANK YOU!!!












Here is what she had to say:

"I work for the Target in Mays Landing and I’ve been employed part-time since July.  This will be my 2nd COVID-19 bonus from them and it makes me feel appreciated. It's a great company to work for and we have a great staff at the Mays Landing location."


These are just a few testimonials. CLICK HERE to view them all.
Are you a South Jersey Target employee? Then email me at Nicole.Murray@Townsquaremedia.com because we would love to give you a shout out for all of your hard work.

Take a look at the sources of this article HERE and HERE.

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