East Peoria's new Target holds final job fair

By Beau Ebenezer

East Peoria's new Target holds final job fair

January 12, 2013 Updated Jan 14, 2013 at 1:48 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Saturday was the final day to get your application in at Target's job fair.

The new East Peoria store is set to open March 10.

Over the last three days, an estimated 800 people applied for a job at the new Target store.

Store officials say they're looking to hire up to 200 people.

"We are looking at the applications to determine the applicants' availability and the positions they are looking for fits our needs. And then whenever applicants come in for an interview, we're just looking for them to have a great, fun, and friendly attitude," said Target Store Team Leader Jessica Hastings.

Target officials say they will be getting back to applicants within the next 7 to 10 business days.