Amazon to Hire 100,000 Workers as E-Commerce Surges During Pandemic
September 15, 2020 at 11:13 am

Amazon.com said yesterday that it will hire another 100,000 workers to meet surging demand in the COVID-19 era, bolstering an already dramatic expansion of its workforce in 2020 and underscoring the massive shifts in online spending the pandemic has helped fuel. The latest hiring drive, which includes full- and part-time jobs, is the fourth largest campaign the Seattle-based…

Target Pledges to Increase Number of Black Employees by 20% Over 3 Years
September 14, 2020 at 9:21 pm

In conjunction with the release of a racial and gender breakdown of its team across all levels of the company, Target last week announced plans to increase representation of Black team members by 20 percent over the next three years by sharpening its focus on advancement, retention and hiring. Target said it has had diversity and inclusion…

Red Wing Shoe Company Turned Stores Into Job Centers on Labor Day
September 10, 2020 at 8:59 pm

In this video, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Dave Schneider, vice president and chief marketing officer at Red Wing Shoe Company, a global leader in the footwear industry for more than 115 years. Watch as Schneider discusses Red Wing's recent #LaborDayOn initiative, which aimed to help the 25 million unemployed Americans find jobs by switching from promoting…

A Diversity Discussion From the Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange
July 10, 2020 at 3:44 pm

During the most recent Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Lounge, Leslie Short, CEO of The Cavu Group, a diversity and inclusion training company, interviewed mother-daughter duo Bahja Johnson, director of customer belonging and co-lead, Color Proud Council at Gap Inc., and Roz Johnson, senior vice president, operations and guest experience at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Amazon to Offer Permanent Roles to 125,000 New Hires
May 28, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Amazon.com plans to offer permanent jobs to about 70 percent of the U.S. workforce it has hired temporarily to meet consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic, the company told Reuters on Thursday. The world’s largest online retailer will begin telling 125,000 warehouse employees that they can keep their roles longer term. The remaining 50,000 workers…

Amid COVID-19, How Can Retailers Hire Quickly While Thoroughly Screening Candidates?
May 11, 2020 at 7:57 pm

The coronavirus outbreak is having an immeasurable impact on businesses around the globe. Many companies have been forced to shut their doors and lay off employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, some industries are seeing a rising demand in business triggered by product shortages, a growing need for essential…

COVID-19 Resources: Leadership, Data, Employment Info., and Fun Stuff
May 3, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Welcome to this week's Retail Resources blog post, a curated list of the best content and resources I've seen over the past week that I hope will help you navigate through the coronavirus pandemic. This week I offer information about leadership, interesting data, employment information, and fun stuff that will hopefully help improve your spirits!…

One Retailer is Hiring Amid COVID-19, and Hiring FAST. Here’s How.
April 23, 2020 at 7:42 pm

Millions of jobs have been lost over the past few weeks as businesses have closed and consumers are staying home. Yet some companies are still hiring. In fact, quite a few are. And one segment now facing urgent hiring needs is grocery stores. Deemed essential businesses everywhere, grocery stores are suddenly very popular — and…

Walmart to Hire 50,000 More Workers Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic
April 19, 2020 at 5:08 pm

Walmart is planning to hire an additional 50,000 associates to help deal with the sustained demand for its merchandise during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an April 17 blog post from Donna Morris, Walmart's executive vice president and chief people officer. In addition, Morris said Walmart has met its hiring goal of 150,000 employees during the crisis. In the post, Morris said…

COVID-19 Resources: Leadership, Job Information, Videoconferencing Tips and More
April 19, 2020 at 9:17 am

Welcome to this week's Retail Resources post, a blog updated each Monday to include the most relevant information and resources I've seen over the past week to help you lead — as well as stay sane — in this unprecedented time. If there's anything you would like me to share in a future post, please…