The retail industry is one of the largest hourly wage workforces. In the first quarter of 2018, there were more than 700,000 retail job openings. As retail continues its evolution, these jobs represent new opportunities and new ways of thinking. Now, the retail workforce has expanded to include omnichannel roles, such as logistics managers, cyber security directors, AI and robotics specialists, finance professionals, information technology workers and data scientists.
Retailers are facing new challenges: competing for store employees, recruiting new types of workers for warehousing and logistics positions, vying with Silicon Valley companies for the best and brightest in technology and cultivating executive talent at headquarters. As a result of these factors, retail recruiting is also undergoing an evolution.
In its second year, ManpowerGroup Solutions and RILA surveyed more than 2,500 candidates in the U.S., with a special emphasis on retail jobseekers for in-store, warehouse and distribution, e-commerce and corporate roles.
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