In a stirring Bloomberg BusinessWeek article, Leslie Patton tells the story of one McDonald's employee. His name is Tyree Johnson. The 44-year-old has worked at the fast food chain for two decades, yet still makes just $8.25 an hour, and doesn't get 40 hours a week of work. So Johnson has jobs at two Chicago... Read More »
When Charles Johnson ordered an alcoholic drink with his lunch at a Hooters in Florida, the server asked for ID. Johnson didn't have any, so called for the manager of the Jacksonville location, who reportedly said that it was restaurant policy: Anyone who asks for alcohol has to show proof of age. Johnson said... Read More »
As the holiday grows nearer, more retailers continue to announce hiring plans to fill seasonal jobs. And this year the U.S. could see the most robust hiring its seen in five years, according to a poll of 1,000 hiring managers by Snagajob (via CBS MoneyWatch).
Meanwhile, an annual report from the National... Read More »
Target Corp. says it plans to hire fewer employees for the upcoming holiday season.
The Minneapolis-based retailer said Monday that it plans to add 80,000 to 90,000 seasonal workers across the country, down from the 92,000 it hired last year. Read More »
Big corporations have long used relentlessly cheery speeches and other tools to motivate employees. But sometimes those efforts can come off as trite, childish and downright cheesy.
Target Corp., apparently, is no exception. As Gawker reports, the big-box retailer is rallying its employees to provide... Read More »
It isn't easy working in retail on Black Friday, the notorious shopping day following Thanksgiving. Big-box retailers offer their top discounts, and shoppers respond with mad rushes through the check-out line.
So Jan Sullivan, who stands 4 feet 11 inches and is 73, was hardly in an enviable situation last... Read More »
For the retail industry, Black Friday officially kicks off the holiday sales season. The day after Thanksgiving typically features heavily discounted prices on popular merchandise that drives many consumers to wait in line for hours before stores open in the hope of landing a bargain.
The tactic has been so... Read More »
By Damian Ghigliotty and Julie Steinberg
Santa is feeling generous about retail holiday jobs this season, but slightly less giving than last year.
The retail sector plans to add about 600,000 seasonal staffers between October and early January, down from 627,600 last year, said John Challenger, chief... Read More »
Seasonal hiring will be the same if not worse than last year. That was the not so festive forecast from the employment services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas last week. And it's not surprising with our currently drab consumer climate. The U.S. Commerce Department recently reported anemic retail sales... Read More »
Jobless workers who had hoped the coming holiday selling season might result in at least some temporary employment may find little to be merry about.
The latest forecast from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows that seasonal hiring will be no better than it was last year, the Chicago-based employment... Read More »
Racial tension, class warfare, physical assault, deconstructed denim Bermuda shorts. Target has become center stage of the American labor movement's latest drama.
Earlier this month, 21-year-old Tashawna Green was fired from her job at the big-box store in Valley Stream, Long Island. According to Target,... Read More »
Great news, right: retailers are adding 550,000 to 650,00 jobs this holiday season. The news you need to know, though, is that for each of those openings, there are about 4.7 applicants, estimates Heidi Shierholz at the Economic Policy Institute.
So, how do you make sure you are the one among those 4.7 folks who... Read More »
If you are reading this, you've probably decided that applying for retail work can actually lead to a rewarding job experience. With many different companies to choose from, you've set your sights on the big red bull's-eye, Target. And as luck would have it, I might be the perfect person to write this article.... Read More »
In an apparent effort to reduce the expense of health care and other employee benefits, a Target employee reports that he has just been informed that Target will down-grade as many as 8,000 employees from full-time to part-time. He is one of those full-time Specialists and Team Leaders who are being demoted. Read More »