Target announced Wednesday it would hire 100,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

That's a big increase from the 70,000 workers it hired last year, according to a report in USA Today.

Target has Maine locations in Bangor, Augusta, Topsham, South Portland and Biddeford.

All Target stores will be holding in-store hiring events from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15. Applicants can come in between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to learn about available positions. According to a the company's website, interviews may be conducted -- and jobs may be offered -- on the spot.

With more than 1,800 stores, the new workers represent an average of about 55 employees per location.

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