Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Retail employment slides, but could pick up for holidays

Image result for retail employeesTaken together, retail employment is under pressure, though the Labor Department’s monthly snapshot isn’t a complete picture, according to NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz. The government counts only employees working in stores, excluding retail workers retailer’s corporate headquarters, distribution centers, call centers and innovation labs.

Demand for workers is high in some of those unreported areas, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas CEO John Challenger.. . . more

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