Retail Jobs Not so Bad After All?
The plight of retail workers has been in the news a lot lately. From low wages to unpredictable work schedules to limited opportunities for climbing the corporate ladder, retail workers have historically been characterized as underpaid and underappreciated. A new study suggests otherwise.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) today released a study authored by a University of Georgia economist who found that retail jobs pay wages that are highly competitive with those in other industries. The NRF's report, Wages in the Retail Industry: Getting the Facts Straight, is part of its Retail Jobs Week, an initiative from the trade association to educate Washington lawmakers about the value retail jobs deliver for millions of workers and the economy as a whole.