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Apple Announces Moves Partially Tied to New Tax Bill
January 19, 2018 at 11:16 am

Apple yesterday announced a sweeping set of moves partially tied to the recent tax bill, including paying $38 billion in taxes from profits made overseas as required by recent changes to the tax law.; creating more than 20,000 new jobs at existing Apple campuses and a new corporate campus it plans to build; and pledging…

Amazon Narrows Candidates for HQ2 to 20
January 18, 2018 at 1:56 pm

Amazon.com has released a "short" list of cities it's considering for its second headquarters. The 20 potential cities include Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County in Maryland; Nashville; Newark; New York City; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh; Toronto; and Washington D.C. Last year, Amazon received bids from 238…

Best Buy, J.C. Penney CEOs on the Value of Workplace Diversity
January 17, 2018 at 12:02 pm

In a panel discussion yesterday afternoon at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City, Hubert Joly and Marvin Ellison, the CEOs of Best Buy and J.C. Penney, respectively, addressed the importance diversity and inclusion in the workplace can have not only on their own businesses, but all corporations. Joly and Ellison were…

December Retail Hiring Plunges Nearly 90%
January 11, 2018 at 1:46 pm

Holiday hiring has shifted according to a new study of non-seasonally adjusted Bureau of Labor Statistics data by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Retail employment dropped nearly 90 percent from November's 462,700 to 53,900 in December, the lowest December total on record. Despite the significant drop-off in December hiring, retailers added…

Neiman Marcus Taps Ralph Lauren Exec as New CEO
January 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Neiman Marcus Group announced that Karen Katz, the company's president and chief executive officer, will retire Feb. 12. Fashion and retail veteran Geoffroy van Raemdonck will succeed Katz as the company’s CEO. Katz will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors and will work closely with van Raemdonck to facilitate a seamless transition process.…

Nordstrom Hiring 250 Employees for Stand-Alone Men's Store in Manhattan
January 3, 2018 at 10:43 am

Nordstrom announced that it's hiring 250 employees for its first stand-alone men's store in Manhattan, which is slated to open in April. To promote the start of employee hiring, the retailer wrapped the exterior of its new men's store with larger-than-life "help wanted" banners incorporating witty job descriptions like "Desperately Seeking Sock Svengali," "Now Hiring: Sneaker…

Why Labor Cost Optimization Matters for Retailers
December 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

For years, the retail industry has been plagued with the increasingly high costs of labor. Labor cost optimization (LCO), a framework surrounding scheduling and timekeeping, is a sustainable solution that can elevate operational and human resource leadership out of their reactive cycles so they can focus on what they should be — business and talent.…

Women Losing Retail Jobs While Men Gain Them
December 19, 2017 at 10:17 am

Female workers bore the brunt of job losses in the retail industry over the last year. As the retail industry grappled with store closings and bankruptcy filings, it lost 54,300 jobs from October 2016 to October 2017. During that time, women lost 160,300 retail jobs, while men actually gained 106,000 jobs, according to the Institute for…