Reports on the so-called “death of retail” are highly overrated. In fact, according to an analysis by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. about 700,000 workers were hired in the retail industry as seasonal employees in 2018, the most since 2015.
That being said, retail employees – both full-time and seasonal – are feeling the effects of a highly volatile market. For several years now, many big-name organizations – from Sears to Payless, Barnes & Noble and countless others – have been closing their doors. However, this doesn’t mean the need for talent is in decline. In fact, retailers who promote better in-store experiences are still growing and are letting candidates know that their doors are wide open.