LITTLE VILLAGE — A Little Village organization is surveying neighbors who applied for a job at the new Target warehouse and didn’t get the job or never heard back.
Jocelyn Vazquez, a Little Village Environmental Justice Organization organizer, said the group is trying to determine whether qualified workers were denied the jobs despite Target saying it would bring 2,000 jobs to the Little Village area.
Vazquez said only a handful of people have responded to the survey so far, but outreach will likely continue until mid-March.
Target officials said Tuesday the Little Village warehouse has met its goal of hiring 2,000 workers. Half of the workers live within five miles of the site, a spokeswoman said.
The Target warehouse opened last summer following more than a year of controversy since a botched explosion during demolition of the old Crawford coal plant in April 2020 covered Little Village in dust. The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization and other groups have vocally opposed the development.
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