As the nation's largest private sector employer, the retail industry supports over 42 million American jobs from supply chain to store to the C-Suite. RILA members' commitment to training our American workforce is highlighted through the actions and investments they make, each and every day.
As retail is one of the largest employment sectors of our economy, there is great responsibility not only to provide opportunities for employees at all levels but to also provide the tools and training needed to grow and innovate our workforce. From entry level to high-skilled positions, retailers offer upward mobility and a path towards success for millions of employees.
Whether it is creating new programs that target at-risk youth or investing millions in workforce development and increased wages, we take pride in leading the way in career training, wage growth, workforce development, and innovation for employees of all backgrounds and skill levels.
As the economy continues to evolve and become more technologically advanced, investments in workforce training will be even more important. Like all competitive businesses, retailers want to attract, train and retain workers of all types to ensure competitiveness in an increasingly tech-focused and disruption-minded economy. RILA members have and will continue to lead the way in creating forward-thinking development programs to ensure growth and opportunity for our workforce.