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  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Trade Secrets of a Department Store Salesperson

    Trade Secrets of a Department Store Salesperson

    The typical department store opens at 10am. A few customers are already outside with sales fliers in hand or an armload of items to return. The phone is ringing off the hook while the red light on the phone console flashes to indicate a flurry of customers who want someone to call them back–today, of... Continue Reading

  • Confessions of a Cosmetic Salesperson

    Confessions of a Cosmetic Salesperson

    Everyone's looking for a way to pick up a few quick bucks in this economy, making many wonder if selling cosmetics is as easy and fulfilling of a career as it is touted to be. Maybe or maybe not, say a variety of sources. A few cases of cosmetics won't necessarily get you the promised Cadillac after a couple of... Continue Reading

  • Some Hope for Retail Execs

    Some Hope for Retail Execs

    By Parija B. Kavilanz, CNNMoney.com senior writer NEW YORK -- The recession has already claimed hundreds of thousands of store jobs in the past 12 months. Now it's slicing into the ranks of retailing's other talent pool -- white-collar professionals. These are store managers, district managers, all the way up... Continue Reading

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