By Kavita Kumar, Star Tribune
“Following months of anticipation, the ax fell in Target Corp.’s technology operations in the Twin Cities, where about 235 employees were let go this morning. The retailer’s information technology units had largely been spared in layoffs earlier this year that wiped out affected about 2,500 jobs, or about one-fifth of the workers in the company’s corporate offices in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.
In addition to the layoffs Tuesday, Target said it will close about 35 open positions. Another 40 people will be laid off at Target’s IT center in India, where it employs about 2,600 people.”