11-26-15-Last Holiday Season to Shop at Target Ottumwa

This will likely be the last holiday season you’ll be able to shop at the Target in Ottumwa.

Target announced earlier this month that it would be closing 13 stores the beginnng of next year, and the store at Quincy Place Mall is on the list slated for closure. Ottumwa Economic Development Director Sharon Stroh says Target has been a valuable retail partner in the local economy for over 40 years. Local leaders there have reached out to the retail chain’s management, who say the decision will not be reversed. Iowa Works and other agencies are working to find current Target employees other jobs within the community in retail, customer service, supervision, and administrative positions.