Getty Images

Minneapolis, MN (Minnesota News Network)   -  More employees are losing their jobs at Target, where technology workers have been spared until now.

The Minneapolis-based department store giant said Tuesday it laid off 235 employees from its technology operations. Another 35 open positions will not be filled.Target also says it will release 40 other employees at its I- facility in India.

Earlier this year, about 2500 workers were laid off, about a fifth of those in Target's corporate offices in Minneapolis and suburban Brooklyn Park. Company spokeswoman Molly Snyder says the firm is still adding a number of technology jobs for things like engineers and product owners.

The laid off workers were generally in Target's project management and business analysis sectors.The move does not come as much of a surprise. CEO Brian Cornell said last month the IT layoffs would occur, but not as many as those from earlier in the year.