CUPERTINO – Target will close two stores in the Bay Area at the end of June after a comprehensive review of all of the company’s stores, the retail giant announced on Tuesday.
An estimated 75 employees work in the Target stores, which are located in close to the Bay Area. However, according to Target, eligible workers will have the option to relocate their jobs to another company.
« Target will close two stores located at 1830 Ocean Ave. in San Francisco and on Stevens Creek Boulevard 19499. in Cupertino on June 26, 2021, « said the spokeswoman for the target group, Jacqueline DeBuse.
The retailer intends to do everything possible to accommodate as many affected workers as possible in new target locations.
All eligible Target- Employees are given the opportunity to move to a new store in their area.
« The decision to close a store is always difficult and follows a rigorous annual process to evaluate the performance of each store in the portfolio and the maintain the overall health of the business, « said DeBuse.
Approximately 35 employees work in the Cupertino store on Stevens Creek Boulevard and another 40 employees in the San Francisco store on Ocean Avenue.
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When Target closes a store, the typical result is that most affected employees move to other Target stores.
In 2020, Target opened 30 stores and created more than 2,500 jobs. Target is expected to open between 30 and 40 stores in 2021, creating thousands of jobs this year. « Target remains committed to the San Francisco Bay Area and will continue to serve customers in nearby stores, » said DeBuse. Stores near the affected Cupertino location include a recently remodeled Target on De Anza Boulevard in Cupertino, San Jose Westgate, and Target stores in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara.
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