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Target lays off 235 in Twin Cities tech operations, 40 in India

MINNEAPOLIS Six months after the ax fell on hundreds of workers at Target Corp. headquarters, the company's technology operations finally felt the effect of its downsizing, with 235 people told they were out of a job Tuesday. The retailer's information technology units were spared in earlier rounds of layoffs because the senior executives in charge of them were in flux. In addition to the layoffs, Target said it will close about 35 open positions at its corporate offices in the Minneapolis area. Another 40 people were laid off at Target's IT center in India, where it employs about 2,600 people. At first glance, the new round of cuts appeared at odds with the emphasis that...

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