October 20, 2010

4 Tips for Finding a Holiday Job

Are you in the market for a part-time job for the upcoming holiday season? Well, you’re in luck. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, between half a million and 600,000 part-time, temporary workers will be hired for this years holiday season. In order to make sure you’re among those hired, follow these four tips: :: […]

November 6, 2009

October Unemployment Numbers Released, Unemployment Tops 10%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the October unemployment numbers and, unfortunately, they are worse than expected. The unemployment rate rose .4% over last month to 10.2% — the highest it’s been in 26 years. Economists had predicted the rate would hit 9.9%. Also in October, 190,000 jobs were lost, putting the nation’s total number […]

September 21, 2009

Seasonal Retail Employment Prospects Improve Slightly

According to the job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., the annual holiday hiring outlook “might improve slightly over last year, but only because 2008 saw the lowest seasonal employment growth in nearly 20 years.” Retail spending has gone up slightly over the past three months, which may signal to retailers that consumers will […]

July 20, 2009

Spotlight on Retail Jobs

Are you currently looking for a job? Maybe you can’t find a full-time job in your field. Maybe you are a college student need a seasonal job during the summer or over winter break. Have you considered working in retail? Retail jobs are not the most glamorous, nor do they pay top dollars. And the […]

April 21, 2009

In the News: Top 100 Retailers That Are Hiring

With many of the big companies announcing even more layoffs, here is a piece of good news: Fortune Magazine and CNN Money say there are dozens of Fortune 100 companies hiring people for new retail positions. Some places to look for retail employment opportunities in this bad economy include: Walmart – The Arkansas-based company, which […]

September 6, 2008

Retail Jobs

Jobs in the retail industry: The hours are long, the pay isn’t top dollar and the work is physically demanding. When you put it that way, it’s a wonder anyone works retail. However, working in the retail industry also has a host of advantages: jobs are readily available, advancement opportunities abound and most come with […]

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