Target Corp. confirmed Monday that it will move about 3,900 employees from downtown Minneapolis to its corporate campus in Brooklyn Park.
The moves will take place from 2012 to 2014.
The $66 billion Minneapolis-based retailer said 2,400 employees in technology services and 1,500 contractors will move to the office complex in the north suburban city.
Target now employs about 10,000 employees in downtown Minneapolis, and 1,300 in Brooklyn Park.
The Brooklyn Park Economic Development Authority on Monday night was to consider amending the original contract Target struck with the city in 2006, which provided for a tax abatement.
Because the city can opt out of the 2006 contract with Target after five years, the company wanted to make sure that its terms remain intact.
According to city documents, the retailer needs additional office space, and construction of a 350,000-square-foot office building in Brooklyn Park is among the possibilities to accommodate employment growth.
In September, Target confirmed that it bought three prime parcels of real estate in downtown Minneapolis near its Nicollet Mall headquarters. But the retailer has not revealed what it plans to do with the sites.