(KATU/CNN) – Target must be expecting a good holiday shopping season. The retailer announced today it’s going to hire more than 130,000 temporary workers this year. That’s up from the 120,000 it brought on last year.
Hiring that many people may be easier said than done with the unemployment rate below 4 percent.
Target said it will be offering temp employees $13 an hour and discounts at the store. Coming on as a temp can also be an entry point for people hoping to start careers with the company.
Target officials said 40 percent of the seasonal workers they hired last year stayed beyond the holiday season.
UPS is also looking to hire about 100,000 holiday workers and Amazon will announce its plans in the upcoming weeks.