Pandemic pushes holiday retail jobs off the sales floor

Oct 27, 2020
Hiring is down overall, but up for e-commerce jobs. Warehouse and shelf-stocking jobs have tripled compared to past years.
Masks and hand sanitizer are given to customers entering a Dick's Sporting Goods during the pandemic. "The holiday season is going to look very different for retailers and workers alike," one economist says.
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Meet Gaile, 70, convenience store cashier

Feb 18, 2020
Gaile is part of the sales industry and works part time. She's part of the largest growing segment of workers — those over 55.
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The financial reality facing America's 16 million retail workers

Jan 29, 2018
A lot of retail workers have to use credit cards and borrow money from family members to meet basic expenses.
A female Wal-Mart employee walks through a parking lot as she returns to work at a Wal-Mart store June 23, 2004 in St. Charles, Illinois.
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The retail industry is taking a cue from coal country

Jan 3, 2018
Retail workers are banding together to amplify their voices.
A view of a J.C. Penny department store in Fort Worth, Texas.
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