Tag: hiring

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What Do This Year’s Holiday Hiring Expectations Mean for Retail?

October 9, 2023

Via: RetailWire

Reuters reports that Macy’s plans to hire at least 38,000 employees for the 2023 holiday season, but this number is lower than last year’s hiring force, which was estimated at 41,000, and lower still than the 76,000 workers hired in […]

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How retailers are hiring for the holidays in 2022

September 28, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The backdrop of this holiday season looks quite different than last year’s. While many consumers have adopted a sense of pre-pandemic normalcy with in-store shopping, inflation has largely hampered the industry’s success in 2022 so far. Some reports expect that […]

Retail Types, Stores

As retailers shaped holiday hiring plans, 721K retail workers quit in August

October 13, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Retail workers’ willingness to quit helps explain why hiring has been short of expectations in the last two months. Employers didn’t fill as many jobs as expected during August or September, despite the end of many unemployment benefits and the […]


Yodel to hire 4300 new staff ahead of festive online delivery spike

October 11, 2021

Via: Charged

Yodel is set to hire over 4300 new staff as it becomes the latest courier to respond to the “ongoing growth in online retail” but faces staff shortages across its supply chain. Yodel, one of the UK’s largest parcel couriers, […]

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Kroger Plans to Hire 10,000 New Associates Across its Family of Companies

June 8, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The Kroger Co. is planning a nationwide hybrid hiring event, both virtually and at its stores, on June 10. The goal is to bring on 10,000 new employees across its roster of grocery banners, including Kroger, King Soopers, Ralph’s, Food4Less, […]

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Retail Recruiters Boosting Hiring Efforts for Job Market Recovery

May 13, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Though the industry was already transforming, the pandemic accelerated a change in how and where people shop, and many brick-and-mortar jobs were lost as a result. While the past year has been difficult for retailers and recruiters alike on a […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon continues hiring frenzy offering 100,000 more jobs as workforce surpasses 1 million

September 15, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is set to expand its global workforce by 10 per cent as it embarks on its latest hiring spree offering 100,000 jobs across the US and Canada. Amazon has announced plans for its latest and most ambitious hiring spree, […]

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Will hiring locals help stores drive better results?

August 28, 2020

Via: RetailWire

For its first California Power Store, Foot Locker has committed to hiring local by partnering with the City of Compton to recruit talent within a five-mile radius of the location. Power Stores are significantly larger than Foot Locker’s flagship stores, […]

Retail Types, Stores

Home Depot to hire 80K workers with proprietary hiring tech

March 11, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The Home Depot joins several companies developing technology in-house to handle employment-related functions faster and more efficiently. Technology for these big-box retailers can streamline functions that were once time-consuming and burdensome for HR professionals and managers. This tech also frees […]

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Hiring Top Talent in Today’s Retail Environment

March 6, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

For independent retailers, providing an exceptional in-store experience is everything. In order to provide an exceptional experience, you also need exceptional employees. Kevin Walker, senior director for field marketing at, highlights the biggest challenges retailers face when hiring new […]

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Employees wanted: New skills needed for retail of the future

December 28, 2017

Via: FierceRetail

Clearly 2017 has been a big year of merger and acquisitions in retail. But what do these changes mean for the hiring and laying off of the retail workforce? We spoke with Emily Elder, practice development manager at RiseSmart, to […]

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3 Things You Need to Know When Hiring Seasonal Workers

June 16, 2017

Via: Retail Minded

Many retailers rely on seasonal employees to meet increased shopper demand during the busy summer and holiday months. But seasonal employees also alleviate the stress placed on their permanent counterparts during those busier seasons. They work irregular hours, they cover […]

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Online And Offline Retailers Get Started On Their Seasonal Hiring

October 4, 2016


Yes, it’s only the beginning of October, but it’s time for retailers to start preparing for the season of unbridled commerce. This year, retailers are finding that the labor market is more tight, and they need to plan ahead and […]

Retail Types, Stores

Office Depot in big hiring spree

June 16, 2016

Via: Retailing Today

Office Depot isn’t about to let its rivals get the better of it during one of its busiest times of the year. The office-supply retailer plans to hire a total of 8,000 seasonal and regular associates for the back-to-school season, […]