By Stephen Nakrosis 
 

Target Corp. said Thursday it would be "hiring extensively" this holiday season, and is planning to dedicate more resources to contactless services and safety.

The retailer said its seasonal team members will receive a $15 minimum starting wage and have free access to health care through virtual doctor visits through the end of the year.

Target also said it would double the number of workers dedicated to contactless services, including drive-up and order pickup. The company's distribution centers are expected to hire more seasonal workers than last year, Target said.

Existing team members can work additional hours in their current roles and have the option to train for other roles, the company said.

"Knowing that the holiday season will be unlike any other, we're building in even more flexibility to make sure Target remains a safe and convenient place to work and shop," said Melissa Kremer, Target's human resources officer.

 

Write to Stephen Nakrosis at stephen.nakrosis@wsj.com

 

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