Target has started hiring for its new location near the University of Texas campus.

The retailer will hold two job fairs this month to fill 55 positions at the small-scale store that will open Nov. 8 in the Dobie Twenty21 development at 2021 Guadalupe St.

The store had initially been set to open in July, but has been delayed.

The job fairs will take place this Thursday and Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Target store at 8601 Research Blvd. in North Austin.

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"We look forward to building a talented team to join the Longhorn community on The Drag and be part of the transformation of Dobie Twenty21," Joe Michelbook, the new store’s team leader, said in a written statement. "In November, our team of 55 team members will be ready to open the doors of Target’s new Austin UT campus store to serve students and surrounding neighborhoods."

The small-scale store will have fewer items than a traditional Target store because of its reduced square footage. It will sell an assortment of groceries, dorm and apartment essentials, technology products and accessories, men’s and women’s clothing, and health and beauty items.

Parking for customers will be available in the garage next to the Dobie Twenty21 building.

The UT Target store will be the retailer’s 16th location in the Austin area.