Target hits mark with severance fund (Editor's Notes)

Employee trust will ensure every worker receives full severance
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2015

There is no good way to lay off an employee. Target has taken lumps, on social media and in the mainstream media, for being too callous with the handling of the announcement it is pulling out of Canada. Critics have derided the failed retailer because some employees apparently found out about the closure through the media.

But when you have more than 17,000 people on the payroll, and an announcement that is going to make national and international headlines the moment it is leaked, that’s a near impossible task.