Target is planning to open a new Silver Spring store this weekend and a new small store in New Jersey

Target’s having a party: It’s kicking off several new store openings this weekend, including a new store at Tysons Corner Center, and it’s planning to open its newest store on Inwood Road, near Ford’s Colony in Silver Spring.

The company is opening a new big-box store in New Jersey as well as a smaller store on Staten Island, but the focus is clearly on the new stores. Earlier this week, it announced it was launching a labor-management alliance program that lets associates work flexible hours (where an associate may work part-time, but with incentives) and take an additional holiday paycheck.

According to a company statement, Target will participate in a “first-of-its-kind” program that lets employees select their own schedules. Additionally, all hourly Target workers can submit requests for flexibility, management can work the schedule and employees can ultimately work full-time, part-time, or temp.

For employees who work the shift shifts that aren’t assigned to anyone else, some union members began criticizing the retailer over the new policy.

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