Target Announced Total Number of Layoffs in Staff-Wide Email This Morning

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A grim day at Target headquarters

After a week of speculation and worry at Target headquarters the axe finally fell today.

Chief Human Resources Officer Jodee Kozlak sent out a staff-wide email this morning detailing the planned cuts. There will be 1,700 layoffs and 1,400 open positions will not be filled.

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Man Seeks Lost Love at Target Headquarters in Clever Craigslist Ad

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Can you help this man?

Jonathan Ditlevson thinks there may be an opportunity for romance amid all of the stress and uncertainty hanging over Target headquarters following this week's announced layoffs.

Yesterday he posted a delightfully clever Craigslist "Missed Connections" ad littered with puns and sly references to Target's corporate culture, along with a few jabs at Walmart for good measure.

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Thousands of Target Layoffs Planned After Fired CEO Gets $61 Million Golden Parachute

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How many jobs is $61 million worth?

Around these parts it seems like everyone knows someone who works for Target. The Business Journal estimates Target has 13,000 corporate jobs in the state; 10,000 in downtown Minneapolis alone.

Target's announcement this week that it's cutting several thousand jobs as part of a dreaded "corporate restructuring" sent shockwaves throughout the state, leaving Governor Dayton calling for an explanation.

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Target Customers Who Don't Know How to Use Shopping Baskets Goes Viral

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You're doing that wrong

It started as a picture posted by reddit user gatorb888 showing a lady using an entire empty rack as a handle to drag one shopping basket through Target.

"That's not how that works," reads the caption, imploring the unknown woman to reconsider her absurd decision as she ponders the Minneapolis-based retailer's vast array of mayonnaise choices.

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Target Is Selling 50 Shades of Grey-Themed Vibrating Cock Rings

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You can buy everything at Target these days
Target is selling sex toys now, so keep that in mind next time you're making a shopping list. Just throw it on there in between paper towels and toothpaste.

In at least one store Target is stocking the new 50 Shades of Grey-themed merchandise right next to the kid's toothbrushes:

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Target's Line of "Up and Up" Herbal Supplements Were Not on the Up and Up

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Herbal supplements contain fake, filler ingredients more often than not
An investigation by the New York Attorney General found nearly 60 percent of Target's "Up and Up" brand herbal supplements didn't contain what the label said was being sold.

"Of 90 DNA tests run on 18 bottles of the herbal products purchased, DNA matched label identification 41% of the time," a report released yesterday reads. "Contaminants identified included allium, French bean, asparagus, pea, wild carrot and saw palmetto."

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Oops! Teddy Bridgewater's name misspelled on first batch of jerseys for sale at Target [PHOTO]

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Whoever was responsible for copy editing the first batch of Teddy Bridgewater jerseys for sale at Target failed hard, as shirts that hit store shelves left the G out of the rookie quarterback's last name.

Typos are inevitable, but not when you have just two words (or, in this case, a word and a name) to concern yourself with.

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Target finally comes out in support of gay marriage

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Two years ago, Target refused to take an official stance on Minnesota's marriage amendment. The perception was that then-CEO Gregg Steinhafel, who in 2010 created a stink by giving $150,000 of the company's dollars to fund a TV ad supporting Tom Emmer's anti-gay gubernatorial campaign, played a significant role in forcing Target to remain neutral.

Steinhafel is now gone, with Brian Cornell officially named his successor last week. And just days later, the company made its first public, unambiguous statement in support of marriage equality.

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Target names outsider Brian Cornell CEO, publishes very bland Q&A with him

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New CEO Brian Cornell has "omnichannel" on the brain.
UPDATE: Target's new CEO Brian Cornell may make up to $16 million in his first year on the job, during which ex-CEO Gregg Steinhafel received a $61 million golden parachute while thousands of Target corporate employees will be laid off.

Target, in a manner befitting Minnesota's most recognizable company, has never brought in an outsider as its CEO -- until today.

Gregg Steinhafel's replacement is 55-year-old Brian Cornell, who since 2012 has worked as CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods. Prior to that, Cornell held the top spot with Sam's Club and Michaels.

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Target stands by decision to fire security guard after he reported shoplifting

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A Target spokesperson tells us the company doesn't think there's any merit to claims made by a loss prevention specialist who says he was fired for reporting shoplifting.

"We have conducted a full investigation and don't believe there is any merit to this individual's claims," spokeswoman Molly Snyder says with regard to allegations made by Dallas Northington, a former employee at the company's Leesburg, Virginia, store.

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