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9 In 10 Most Popular Jobs Are Low Paying

9 In 10 Most Popular Jobs Are Low Paying

The top three are in retail

Many of today's largest occupations pay poorly, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More »

7 Surprisingly Good Jobs You Can Land After A Retail Gig

7 Surprisingly Good Jobs You Can Land After A Retail Gig

A low-wage retail gig can be the start of a strong career. Read More »

Wet Seal Pays Out $7.5 Million In Horrendous Race-Bias Suit

Wet Seal Pays Out $7.5 Million In Horrendous Race-Bias Suit

Wet Seal settles explosive race discrimination lawsuit. Read More »

Stealth Layoffs At J.C. Penney, Reports Say

Stealth Layoffs At J.C. Penney, Reports Say

Troubled retailer J.C. Penney is said to be quietly eliminating thousands of retail jobs nationwide. Read More »

The Disturbing Reality About Being A Low-Wage Retail Worker

The Disturbing Reality About Being A Low-Wage Retail Worker

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 »

5 Career Paths For Retail Workers

5 Career Paths For Retail Workers

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 »

It's Not Just A Low-Wage Recovery

It's Not Just A Low-Wage Recovery

Factories that make aircraft, cars and machinery have made up a good chunk of the job gains over the past two years, as have hospitals and doctors' offices. Read More »

Turn Seasonal Temp Work Into A Full-Time Job: 4 Tips

Turn Seasonal Temp Work Into A Full-Time Job: 4 Tips

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 »

Walmart's Seasonal Hiring: Plans To Hire More Than 50,000

Walmart's Seasonal Hiring: Plans To Hire More Than 50,000

(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 »

Seasonal Hiring: Retailers Ready To Staff Up

Seasonal Hiring: Retailers Ready To Staff Up

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 »

Why Is It So Hard To Get An $8 An Hour Job At Walmart?
Target Is Hiring: Harder Than Getting Into Yale?

Target Is Hiring: Harder Than Getting Into Yale?

Target's rigorous hiring standards mean it's harder getting a job there than gaining admission to Yale. Read More »

What It's Really Like To Work At Victoria's Secret

What It's Really Like To Work At Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret can be like any other retail job, some say, "but with more potential for things to get weird." Read More »

Sears Is Hiring Now: What's It Like To Work There?

Sears Is Hiring Now: What's It Like To Work There?

"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 »

Worst Retail Jobs In America

Worst Retail Jobs In America

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 »

Retail Group Forecasts 3.4 Percent Growth For 2012

Retail Group Forecasts 3.4 Percent Growth For 2012

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 »

Dollar General To Hire 6,000 New Employees

Dollar General To Hire 6,000 New Employees

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 »

What You Can Earn From A Holiday Job

What You Can Earn From A Holiday Job

By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder For workers willing to put in the hours, the holiday season can be one of the most profitable times of the year. Check out these seven jobs and what you could earn from them: Read More »

I Survived Black Friday: 3 True Tales of Post-Thanksgiving Retail Madness

I Survived Black Friday: 3 True Tales of Post-Thanksgiving Retail Madness

Black Friday, the day that strikes terror into the hearts of retail employees across the nation, is upon us again, with its deep discounts, midnight store openings and lines of panting bargain-hunters poised to be the first through the door -- and to the cash register. So what's it like to work in a retail... Read More »

Workers Push Back Against Earlier Holiday Openings

Workers Push Back Against Earlier Holiday Openings

By Steve Karnowski, Margery Beck and Anne D'Innocenzio MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Count your blessings, then get to work. That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier.... Read More »

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