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CNN reports that "Target has changed its dress code to allow more of its approximately 440,000 US-based workers to wear shorts as extreme heat makes retail and other jobs harder … Target’s uniform standards ask employees to wear solid color pants, capris, skirts or shorts in good condition.

"Target says it has other policies for employees who work in extreme heat, including frequent water and rest breaks."

CNN writes that "it's one small way companies are adjusting to the brutal new reality of climate change. In the United States, millions of people in the Southwest and South face dangerously high temperatures. Some places, such as Texas and Arizona, have experienced a weeks-long heat wave."

KC's View:

Businesses are going to have to make these adjustments as climate change creates new and often unpleasant circumstances for many people.

And if they don't, they're going to find it more difficult to attract good employees.