Target in East Peoria expected to open in March 2013

By WEEK Reporter

September 19, 2012 Updated Sep 19, 2012 at 6:34 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill -- Target announced on Wednesday that their new store in East Peoria will be opening in March of 2013 and is expected to create 150 to 200 new jobs.

"Target is excited to open its first store in East Peoria," said Bryan Everett, Target's senior vice president of stores in the Midwest.  "We are committed to being a good neighbor to the East Peoria and surrounding Illinois communities, and to developing long-lasting relationships with our guests."

Target says that they will be holding job fairs approximately two months before the store's opening.  They also say that people can apply online approximately three months before the opening.