Target Will Boost Recruitment to Older Job Seekers After Settling Civil Rights Case

May 17, 2023

Target Corp. has committed to boosting outreach to older job seekers in its online job postings, according to attorneys who brought a civil rights complaint against the company alleging discriminatory practices.

The retailer recently reached a settlement with the Communications Workers of America union, which in 2018 filed US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints against dozens of companies that post job ads on Facebook, accusing them of using the social media company’s ad-targeting tools to discriminate against older job seekers. Most of those other cases are no longer pending, according to the union, suggesting they were either settled or dismissed.