TARGET will call for applications to fill the 70 jobs available at its new Mowbray store by the end of the month.
The $25 million Target development, linked to the Mowbray Marketplace, has progressed steadily on the corner of Vermont Road and Jellico Street over the past few months.
The new 4100-square-metre store, attached to five other retail outlets and a kiosk, will open in December and will herald a new marketing direction for the Wesfarmers-owned company.
Corporate media manager Tim Muir said the Mowbray store would boast a new store layout, as the blueprint of future Target stores, a mix of new products, and larger fitting rooms with better lighting.
"Mowbray will be the first Target store in Australia to showcase a new suite of exciting architectural elements, all designed to create a modern and unique retail experience," he said.
"To make it easier for customers to find what they are looking for, Target has made extensive revisions to the way merchandise is displayed.
"The result is less clutter and a wide, sweeping view of the store from every angle."
Mr Muir said jobs would be advertised on the careers section of the company's website and other employment websites.
Launceston City Council acting general manager Rod Sweetnam said the council proactively supported large-scale developments in the city.
"We regularly work with proponents in the very early stages to ensure their proposals meet all the requirements," he said
"One of the reasons we worked so hard on becoming the first council in Tasmania to enact its new interim planning scheme was because we understand how important these kinds of developments are both for the economy and for the community."