By James O'Toole@jtotooleSeptember 20, 2013: 6:15 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
Target is scaling back its holiday hiring.
The discount store chain said Friday that it plans to hire about 70,000 temporary workers this year, down from 88,000 a year ago.
Target said it planned to offer more holiday hours to full-time staff members -- "as much as five to 10 percent more for the busiest periods around Black Friday and the week before Christmas."
"This approach takes into account recent trends that are becoming more and more pronounced—the busy periods are busier than ever, while the early part of December is quieter," Target(TGT) said. "And with year-round team members looking for more hours, we want to accommodate their requests first."