Hiring

Walmart Launches College2Career Program
May 16, 2022 at 8:13 pm

This summer Walmart is piloting a new College2Career program, which will give young professionals the chance to fast-track their careers by helping to run a multi-million-dollar business: one of its Walmart stores. According to a blog post on Walmart.com, the program is for recent college graduates and current college students within 12 months of graduating,…

Levi's Chief Strategy and AI Officer on Attracting and Retaining Digital Talent
April 12, 2022 at 9:15 pm

During Shoptalk 2022 in Las Vegas last month, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviewed Katia Walsh, senior vice president, chief global strategy and artificial intelligence officer at Levi Strauss & Co. In this video, Walsh discusses her innovative role at Levi's, the challenges in attracting and retaining top digital talent, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected hiring. She…

Walmart to Open 2 New Tech Hubs, Hire 5,000 Tech Workers
March 15, 2022 at 7:12 pm

Walmart announced Tuesday it's making a significant commitment to expanding its global technology operation. The Walmart Global Tech (WGT) division is adding hubs in Toronto and Atlanta, and also plans to hire more than 5,000 technology associates globally during fiscal 2022. According to the company, Atlanta and Toronto have been chosen as its newest tech…

The Future of Hourly Work is Shifts — Not Jobs
February 17, 2022 at 9:04 am

It comes as no surprise that retailers are scrambling to find workers in today’s tight labor market. As “The Great Resignation” rages on, 4.3 million Americans left their jobs in December, according to the latest Jobs Report. While it’s easy to lament all the ways the pandemic has upended the workforce, it’s also unlocked an…

Amazon More Than Doubles Max Base Pay for Corporate and Tech Workers
February 8, 2022 at 3:57 pm

Amazon.com will boost its maximum base pay to $350,000 for corporate and tech employees, from $160,000 previously, as part of an overall increase in total compensation intended to help recruit top talent and retain existing employees. The move promises to bring Amazon’s base pay more in line with other big tech companies, including Google, Facebook,…

Retail’s DEI Road Map, Where to Go From Here
January 27, 2022 at 11:56 am

For the retail industry, improving diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts should be top of mind as just 26 percent of board positions in retail organizations are held by women. Furthermore, only 13 percent of ethnically diverse employees hold executive roles in retail companies. Not only does fostering an inclusive environment create a fair and…

How to Hire When You Can’t Afford to Pay Top Dollar
December 8, 2021 at 11:42 am

If there's one thing we’d all like to stop talking about, it’s the Great Resignation. We’re all feeling it, especially business owners and team leaders who are trying to scale their businesses to meet rising demand and finding no shortage of problems, be it turnover, supply chain bottlenecks, or uncomfortably high inflation. Any company that…

Investing in Associates is Good for Business
November 29, 2021 at 8:37 am

The tide is turning in retail. Despite staff and supply shortages that may burden shoppers and encumber stores during the holiday season, signs of growing optimism for the future abound. While last year the industry underwent a scourge of bankruptcies and closures, mid-year predictions suggest store openings could surpass store closings for the first time…

685,000 People Quit a Retail Job in September, New Labor Department Data Shows
November 17, 2021 at 3:38 pm

Americans quit their jobs at record rates in September, and the retail industry was no exception. The Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed 685,000 people quit a retail job in September, at a rate of 4.4 percent. While this number is down from the 730,000 people who quit a retail job in…

Macy's Announces $15 Minimum Wage and Tuition Coverage Program
November 9, 2021 at 7:59 pm

Macy's said Monday it will raise its minimum wage for new and current workers to $15 per hour by next May, reports CNBC. The retailer has already phased in the $15 hour rate "across several markets" and plans to achieve a national rollout by May 2022, according to a press release. Over the summer Macy's…