Target to sell its west campus building, move 1,300 employees to Brooklyn Park
Target Corporation’s west campus along Interstate 394 is the latest casualty of the retailer’s downsizing.
On Thursday morning, executives told the site’s 1,300 employees that the nine-story tower near the western edge of Minneapolis will go up for sale this fall. Those workers, who are mostly in financial and retail services such as Redcard and customer relations, will move next summer to the company’s recently expanded Brooklyn Park campus, about 15 miles away.
Target has laid off about a fifth of its corporate staff in the Twin Cities earlier this year, leaving it with a lot of empty office space. “The great news is that they’re not moving [those operations] to Texas — or to India,” said Jeff Lunde, the mayor of Brooklyn Park. “So we’re happy to be part of this and to keep those people here.”