Target employees are happy as the company made the announcement that their minimum wage is being raised again from $11 to $12 an hour.  ABC 13 reports the company’s seasonal job applicants increased after the pay raise.

Brian Cornell, CEO of Target said the change happened after applications jumped close to 30% since the last wage increase which will give the company more options in regards to hiring new employees.

We’re making Target America’s easiest place to shop.  That means blending the best of our physical and digital assets to create new experiences for our guests and reimagining our network of stores into hubs for commerce and community.

The store also announced that they will expand their delivery and shipping services.  Market Watch reports their 2-day shipping and online services will enlarge close to 1,000 nationwide stores.

Target's ultimate plan is to have their minimum wage up to $15 an hour by 2020.