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Low-Wage Jobs Unexpectedly A Way Of Life For Many

Low-Wage Jobs Unexpectedly A Way Of Life For Many

Including older, better-educated, more experienced workers

Low-wage work used to be a stepping stone to a better career, but as middle-income jobs increasingly vanish, people are becoming stuck in these occupations. Read More »

Shoppers Angered By Target's Epic Photoshop Fail

Shoppers Angered By Target's Epic Photoshop Fail

"Square thigh gap" roundly criticized

Target has come under fire for editing photos advertising a swimsuit aimed at teenagers, which appear to replace the model's crotch with a square-shaped gap. Read More »

'Undercover Boss' Mitchell Modell Accused of Corporate Spying

'Undercover Boss' Mitchell Modell Accused of Corporate Spying

Pretended to be an executive of Dick's Sporting Goods

Modell's Sporting Goods CEO who was on CBS's Undercover Boss is accused of going undercover as an executive of a rival's store to get sensitive information. Read More »

For The Retail Industry, (Changing Their) Image Really Is Everything

For The Retail Industry, (Changing Their) Image Really Is Everything

A sector in transition offers more than just sales positions

The retail industry supports one in four American jobs. It's a sector that gets a rap for low-paying work, but offers much more than that. Read More »

Walmart Watch: CEO Turnover, Black Friday, Strikes And More

Walmart Watch: CEO Turnover, Black Friday, Strikes And More

Company man Doug McMillon prepares to take over

Walmart, the country's largest private employer, is under the spotlight during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Read More »

What It's Like To Be... A Walmart Greeter

What It's Like To Be... A Walmart Greeter

'At Walmart, everyone is always standing,' says the spry greeter

AOL Jobs visited a Walmart in Kearny, N.J., and chatted with greeter "Venke" Venkatraman, an amiable 72-year-old who has it in his nature to love people. Read More »

Walmart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

Walmart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

Walmart says giving is for workers facing "extreme hardship"

A Cleveland Walmart is asking its employees to help each other out during the holidays. Read More »

'Undercover Boss': Family Dollar Stores COO Mike Bloom Gets Fired By Worker For Incompetence

Bloom couldn't hack it as a forklift operator

Usually it's the boss firing a worker. But Family Dollar Stores COO Mike Bloom got the axe after failing as a forklift operator on "Undercover Boss." Read More »

95-Year-Old Target Cashier Retires After 45 Years On The Job

95-Year-Old Target Cashier Retires After 45 Years On The Job

Jeanne Brouillet says she "enjoyed every minute of it"

Retail work is the most common job in America. But some still stand out. Like one Target cashier, who put in 45 years of service before retiring. Read More »

12 Companies Hiring For The Holidays

12 Companies Hiring For The Holidays

Four in ten retail managers say they plan to hire for holidays

Holiday season means gifts and seasonal jobs. A survey from CareerBuilder finds 39 percent of retail bosses plan to hire this season. So where are the jobs? Read More »

Macy's To Open on Thanksgiving Day, First Time Ever, Then Go 24 Hours

Macy's To Open on Thanksgiving Day, First Time Ever, Then Go 24 Hours

So much for family-friendly retailing

Macy's will open its stores on Thanksgiving Day at 8pm and remain open for 24 hours. It's the first time the retailer has ever opened on the holiday. Read More »

'Undercover Boss': Visual Merchandiser Dresses Down Loehmann's To CEO Steve Newman

Based out of Washington DC, Keisha slams company's "visual merchandising" plan.

Loehmann's CEO Steve Newman appeared on the CBS reality show, "Undercover Boss." He's trying to revitalize the retailer, but his plan was slammed by one worker, Keisha. Read More »

Amazon to Hire 70,000 Seasonal Workers

Amazon to Hire 70,000 Seasonal Workers

Hiring is a 40 percent increase from last year.

Amazon has announced is seasonal hiring plans. Read More »

Walmart To Hire 55,000 Holiday Workers

Walmart To Hire 55,000 Holiday Workers

Holiday hiring across retail sector expected to drop from 2012.

The retail sector is expected to see a drop-off in holiday hiring in 2013. Read More »

100 Walmart Protesters Reportedly Arrested In 15-City Strike [UPDATED]

100 Walmart Protesters Reportedly Arrested In 15-City Strike [UPDATED]

Organizers and activists are calling for a minimum annual salary of $25,000 for full-time employees.

Walmart workers and activists are planning strikes in 15 cities. But will they have any impact? Read More »

Working At Victoria's Secret: A Straight Man's Account

Working At Victoria's Secret: A Straight Man's Account

By Ashley Lutz In 2010, college student Chris Pilny ditched his plan to go to dental school and got a job at Victoria's Secret. His life had hit rock bottom after his girlfriend dumped him. "Desperate to regain my swagger, I decided I needed to study women, to go somewhere I could immerse myself in them,"... Read More »

7 Industries With Plummeting Salaries

7 Industries With Plummeting Salaries

Middle class wages, over all, have been pretty stagnant for over a decade. But not everyone's wages have stagnated. In fact, some people have seen their salaries rise at a rosy clip, while many others have actually become poorer. The Bureau of Economic Analysis has tracked average full-time income by industry... Read More »

4 Retail Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

4 Retail Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Retail salesperson is the most common job in America. The sector is still growing, but most of the jobs come with lousy compensation. The average salary? Just $25,310 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More »

The New Face Of The Union Movement: Female, Minority -- And Poorly Paid

The New Face Of The Union Movement: Female, Minority -- And Poorly Paid

For much of the 20th century, America's unions were known for their fierce and relentless advocacy of manufacturing workers -- mostly men, working relatively high-paying, blue-collar jobs at steel mills and auto plants. But as the U.S. has moved from a manufacturing economy to a service-based one, the face of... Read More »

Best And Worst Seasonal Jobs

Best And Worst Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal jobs can be a good way for students to earn money while on break from their studies. But for many adults, including parents and retirees, temporary jobs are a reliable source of much-needed extra income during the holiday season. Seasonal job seekers will find it a bit easier this year than last... Read More »

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