LIHU’E – There are up to 300 job opportunities available, said Dee Ann Facuri, store manager at Target Lihu’e.
âTraditionally, we have held several job fairs to fill positions,â Facuri said. âHowever, with the current COVID-19 situation, we cannot do this. “
However, the website lists only 74 positions for the state of Hawai’i, and only about ten for the Lihu’e store which will open soon.
âThese are some of the positions advertised,â Facuri said. âWe always hire more than one person for a position. We’ve already had responses to the hiring appearance made earlier by Target’s Koa Kubera, and those folks are now in training at other Target stores.
Positions available include the line of managers and leads to team members, with each job offering benefits that include a 10% target discount and competitive salaries that include a starting salary of $ 15.75l ‘hour. Heading to target.com is the first step in applying for any of the positions, she said.
âWe want people in the community to be a part of Target ‘ohana. We make it easier for people to apply, âsaid Facuri. âWe have all shifts available, including open, regular, seasonal, and new on-demand screens. People who act quickly can work up to 40 hours per week.
On-demand shifts require applicants to be qualified for the Target job, but be able to schedule their own shifts. On-demand employees also get employee discounts.
The normal process is for applicants to complete the forms at target.com/careers. A “hiring” flyer also lists 808 482-0084 as the phone number to call for more information.
âWe make it easy for people,â Facuri said. âWe have a temporary office located next to Kumu’s Cupboard, and people can come in to fill out an application or even schedule an interview. “
Additionally, Facuri said Target Lihu’e, slated to open in the fall, is looking for local suppliers to meet some of the store’s needs.
David Sosner, general manager of the Kukui Grove Center, and Josh Pajela, director of operations for Kukui Grove, confirmed the store’s progress towards opening during a tour of the Kukui Grove market on Wednesday.
According to the U.S. Federal Reserve, the unemployment rate in Kaua’i in May 2021 was 11.30% after hitting a record high of 32% in April 2020 and a record low of 1.6% in October 2017.
âConstruction is progressing well,â Sosner said. “They are getting closer.”
Kukui Grove also offers a variety of employment opportunities in anticipation of its COVID-19 shortened opening hours extension.
âOur kukuigrovecenter.com website has a little-used or well-known ‘jobs’ tab that we were able to turn into a virtual career fair,â said Melissa McFerrin-Warrack, the centre’s specialist leasing and marketing manager.
âWe’ve posted all of the jobs for all tenants in the mall, and we’ll also have links to the Target and Ross Dress for Less opportunities. It’s a virtual job fair with everything in one place for people to do one-stop shopping for job opportunities.