Retailer Target Corp. will hold a job fair Aug. 17 and 18, to fill an expected 200 jobs at its new Escondido store scheduled to open in October.

A company statement said the job fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. The company is also accepting applications on its website,

During the job fair, store leaders will review applications, conduct interviews and discuss the retailer’s team-oriented culture, the statement said.

Target is opening a three-story, 150,000-square-foot store in a former Robinsons-May location at Westfield North County. The mall off Via Rancho Parkway at Interstate 15 is in the midst of a $56 million renovation.

— Lou Hirsh