The restaurant industry hires hundreds of thousands of seasonal employees every summer, including high school students getting their first taste of the working world. One-half of all adults have worked in the restaurant industry at some point during their lives and one out of three adults got their first job experience in a restaurant, according to the National Restaurant Association. ...

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Online shopping has created an efficient and enjoyable shopping experience for its users, and now, brick-and-mortar shops are trying to do just the same — by moving the online experience offline.

Kate Spade Saturday, an innovative retailer in Tokyo's fashion-forward Harajuku district, blends its online and offline worlds with in-store technology that emphasizes social sharing. Stroll through the flagship store ...

The U.S. economy added 162,000 jobs in July 2013. The retail sector remains a big contribution to new employment, as it has been throughout the year.

"You’re always going to have jobs in the retail sector,” says Michael Evangelist, a policy analyst with the National Employment Law Project.

Part-time jobs, many of them in retail, contributed to 65% of the ...

Retail sales will accelerate in 2015 and grow at the fastest pace since 2011, according to a recent forecast from the National Retail Federation.

The trade group said Retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) will increase 4.1% in 2015, up from 3.5% in 2014.

The increase would mark the biggest annual growth since 2011 when retail sales for ...

Employers added 169,000 jobs in August. Retailers added 44,000 jobs, one of the highest growth industries to close out the summer on a positive hiring trend.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the industry's number of employed workers at approximately 15.2 million, the highest in five years. Retail employment is nearly 500,000 workers more than a year ago at ...

A job in retailing just might be the most valuable stepping stone one can traverse in her/his career path, regardless of industry.

That's what a study conducted by the National Retail Federation finds. The NRF reports 71% of hiring managers survey said they, "overwhelmingly believe that retail experience develops the skills and traits they seek in prospective job candidates."

Such ...

Major retailers were so optimistic heading into the 2012 Christmas shopping season that they will find it difficult to match that 12-year high -- 751,8000 workers added between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 last year.

Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., the Chicago outplacement consultancy, cited "shaky consumer confidence and increased efficiencies among retailers" as reasons stores are expected to hire ...

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