Target supporting community, employees amid local closures due to unrest

Target supporting community, employees amid local closures due to unrest Photo: KSTP-TV.

Updated: May 30, 2020 10:54 PM
Created: May 30, 2020 08:03 PM

In a volatile time for Minneapolis and many communities, Target is vowing to help with what it can.

Brian Cornell, Chairman and CEO of the company, said it is working to help the community and support displaced team members amid unrest following George Floyd's death.


Target temporarily closed dozens of stores due to riots and unrest.

The company said it is working with all displaced team members and more than 200 members from the Minneapolis Lake Street store. All those employees will have full pay and benefits, as well as access to other resources, in the coming weeks, according to Cornell.

Cornell added that the company will continue to invest in local communities, like Seward, Longfellow, Phillips and Powderhorn, rebuild and bring back stores that have served as a community resource since 1976.

"Since we opened our doors, Target has operated with love and opportunity for all. And in that spirit, we commit to contributing to a city and community that will turn the pain we're all experiencing into better days for everyone," Cornell said in part.

You can read the full statement here.

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