It's been more than five weeks since Hurricane Sandy roared across the Eastern Seaboard, devastating the lives of thousands residents in New York, New Jersey and several other states. Many are still dealing with the fallout caused by damaged homes, destroyed possessions and lost wages.
They include New... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
Do you think of working in retail as a short-term job or a long-term career? Too often, job seekers consider it the former, a misconception that can cause them to miss out on opportunities for professional growth. One potential obstacle for job seekers is that they don't know what career... Read More »
The holiday season is just around the corner and that means major retailers and shippers are getting ready to ramp up their holiday hiring, and now is the time to take action to land one of these temp positions.
According to the National Retail Federation, retailers are projected to hire between 585,000 and... Read More »
(Reuters) -- Walmart Stores Inc. plans to hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees to work at its Walmart stores in the United States, slightly more than it did last year, as it gets ready for the winter holiday season, its busiest time of year.
The world's largest retailer also said on Friday that it would... Read More »
By Christina Cheddar Berk
Retailers are looking to staff up ahead of the holiday shopping season, according to the findings of a recent survey that suggests that the industry is betting on stronger sales this year.
The majority of retailers surveyed by consulting firm Hay Group said they are planning to... Read More »
"Busy wives love the ease of shopping by phone," read a 1960s catalog for the country's biggest retailer. Sears can no longer lay claim to that title, and it discontinued its iconic catalog in 1993. But it remains a great American employer, with 3,447 openings last week alone.
Sears has been slipping since... Read More »
The New York Times has continued its expose of Apple's labor chain. Following its January report on horrific, and sometimes deadly, conditions at its Chinese factories, the paper last week turned its attention to a less obviously exploited workforce: the sales clerks and "geniuses" toiling in America's Apple... Read More »
By Anne D'Innocenzio
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's largest retail trade group expects a solid 3.4 percent increase in sales this year, below last year's 4.7 percent increase as job woes weigh on shoppers. Read More »
While almost every industry has been cramped in the last few years, the dollar economy has been exploding. Dollar General has created more than 21,000 jobs since 2009, and just announced that it will open 625 stores and hire another 6,000 workers in the next 12 months, according to a press release. Dollar... Read More »