Springfield Target Store Suddenly Closes

Springfield’s Target store closed suddenly on Saturday afternoon, one of several Target stores across the country being closed by their corporate office following the death of George Floyd.

Target released a statement on their website Saturday about closure, which mentioned employees getting up to 14 days of pay. No reopening date was given for the stores.

Here is Target’s statement:

We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing communities across the country. At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores. We anticipate most stores will be closed temporarily.

Our focus will remain on our team members’ safety and helping our community heal.

We are providing our team members with direct communications updates regarding any store impact where they work. Additionally, team members impacted by store closures will be paid for up to 14 days of scheduled hours during store closures, including COVID-19 premium pay. They will also be able to work at other nearby Target locations.

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