Will Your Starbucks at Target Be Closed May 29? Your Questions Answered

May 25, 2018 - Article reads in
A Starbucks partner enters an order, and two other partners sit at a table tasting coffee

As Starbucks stores across the U.S. prepare to close on May 29 for a conversation and learning session on race and bias for their employees, you may be wondering what it means for the Starbucks you’ve come to love at your local Target store. Read on to learn about our plans.

Will Starbucks locations at Target stores close for the trainings on May 29?
Target’s Starbucks locations will remain open all day on May 29. Because the Starbucks locations within Target stores are managed by Target and run by our team members, our staff will take part in Target’s existing company-wide bias training programs.

When did you start offering bias training, and who participates?
We introduced the first of our unconscious bias trainings in 2017, which are rolling out now to our all teams across our company. Additionally, we’re continuing to make it a part of all of our company’s learning and development plans, including the ones we use whenever new team members come onboard.

Why is Target investing in bias training for its team members?
At Target, we have a longstanding company commitment to diversity and inclusion and hold inclusivity as a core value of our company. Our bias training is part of Target’s commitment to making sure our team can learn and build skills that will benefit them, and in turn, help us create a welcoming and inclusive experience for our shoppers.

When will Target’s team members take their bias training?
The majority of our headquarters teams have already completed immersive bias trainings, and next up, our stores, distribution center and global teams will also conduct the training.

Learn more about the work we do to create a diverse and inclusive work environment, cultivate an inclusive guest experience and foster equality in society.

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