Does Target Hire Felons?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 24, 2020 5:22:05 PM ET

Target hires felons to work in its stores and in its corporate headquarters as of 2014. In fact, the company does not include questions on its job application about a person's criminal background.

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In 2013, Target started removing questions about a person's criminal background from some of its applications. In spring 2014, it applied the change to the company as a whole. However, the company maintains its right to run a background check on applicants, to keep stores safe and to protect its property. Even if a background check turns up an applicant's criminal history, Target doesn't disqualify that person for employment, according to a Target spokesperson.