Minneapolis-based Target has contracted with a Chicago firm, ComPsych, to provide counseling to workers in several of the chain’s urban stores. The move is designed to help reduce turnover by teaching workers coping skills to deal with family and financial problems that may affect their work performance.
Target has been rapidly expanding into urban areas, building more stores in city center locations nationwide. Target’s largest competitor, Walmart, has announced similar plans.
With the most recent census showing Americans clustering in urban areas more than ever, the “big box” stores that many associate with suburban strip malls are seeking scaled-down spots in larger population centers.