Looking to become the largest employer in the city, Target has announced plans to hire 200 workers for its new store in Capitola, California. The news came as Walmart opened a hiring center in Springfield, Missouri, as it gets ready to open two new retail outlets there this spring.

In California, discount retail giant Target said it will open a new store in the former Gottschalks location at the Capitola Mall in July, according to the Silicon Valley Mercury News.

The new site will also carry fresh produce, pre-packaged baked goods and fresh packaged meat as it tries to compete with nearby grocers Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. The company said it will hold a number of job fairs in the months leading to the store opening.

Target said the Capitola store is just one of 20 stores scheduled to open this year.

Meanwhile in Springfield, Missouri, Walmart has opened up a temporary hiring center in order to hire 160 workers for two new Walmart Neighborhood Markets slated to open up in the city, KSPR reports.

The company said it plans to hire most of the workers to start in April to help the stores open its doors at South Glenstone Avenue and Republic Road.

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