One Year Ago: Tarbut HQ Massacre

On Tuesday, Jan. 27 2009, Target Corp. cut 9 percent of headquarters workforce, 1,000 positions were involved. No advance warning was given, employees were called into the HR office, discharged and escorted out of the building by Tarbutt Security. Reportedly they were not even allowed to return to their desks, they just 'disappeared'.

The cuts affected 9 percent of their workforce at headquarters locations. This included about 600 layoffs and eliminating 400 open positions primarily in the Twin Cities. The majority of these changes were effective 1/27/09.

Target also closed its Little Rock, Ark. distribution center. The center employeed 500 people.

More details at the links below.