After less than a year of construction, work on the complex on Milwaukee and Sacramento Avenues will soon come to an end this spring as apartments will be completed and the mini Target will prepare to open its doors.
Ahead of the April 5 opening of the Logan Square store (2434 N. Sacramento Ave.), Target is hosting a job fair Feb. 5 through Feb. 8, looking to hire about 70 employees.
The hiring events will take place at the Chicago Near North Target (2656 N. Elston Ave.), and store leaders will conduct interviews with applicants and discuss Target’s “dynamic, team-oriented culture,” according to a Feb. 3 press release. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online ahead of the job fairs, but walk-ins are also welcome.
“As we prepare to open our doors, we look forward to building a talented team to serve our guests,” said Ryan Brown, Chicago-area store director of Target in a statement. “We’re excited to bring an easy and inspiring shopping experience to additional guests in the Chicago area.”
In addition to market-competitive wages—Target pays $15 an hour—it also offers various education benefits, such as tuition and GED reimbursement to support team members’ continued learning as they build skills for a lifetime, said the company.
The new mini target at the former Megamall site—which has received mixed responses from the community and nearby businesses—will be the 12th small-format Target store in Chicago. Terraco, Inc., the construction company, also plans to complete the apartments in spring.
“We welcome the Target store and new jobs to the Logan Square community,” said Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) last year when the company announced it was joining the redevelopment. “Target has been a long-time sponsor of neighborhood activities, and we are happy to have Target continue as a partner of community-building efforts in the neighborhood.”
Also joining the large-scale site: Verizon, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Big Wig Tacos and K-Fire Korean BBQ, according to a Nov. 7 Block Club Chicago article.
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