Target has a workforce totaling nearly 350,000. Overall, 50% of the retailer's employees are white, 25% are Latino, and 15% are black. Its leadership team is largely white (75% as of 2019). Now, in the wake of protests and heightened national awareness of racial inequality, Target has made a pledge to increase representation of black people in its workforce by 20% in three years. The retailer will also introduce anti-racist training and programs to diversify its workforce, especially in the areas of technology, merchandising, and marketing.
“Inclusivity is a deeply rooted value at Target and we’ve had an ambitious diversity and inclusion strategy for many years for our guests and team,” chief human resources officer Melissa Kremer said in a news release.