Future of Retail

Retail is undergoing an enormous transformation, leaving many asking, “What’s the future of retail?” Get the data from the National Retail Foundation.

Success in a Retail Career

Free training, certification, job search assistance and on-the-job coaching

Our program is offered at no cost to unemployed job seekers age 18+

  • Get training in Sales and Customer Service
  • Learn about today’s retail industry, store operations and career paths
  • Get job search and interview assistance
  • Get hired and benefit from on-the-job training to help you GROW in retail

When: January 22 – February 1, 2018
First week: Monday – Thursday
Second week: Monday – Thursday
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (40 hours of training total)

Where: Career Source
186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 310
Fresh Pond Mall
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617.661.7867

Course content and certification are through the National Retail Federation: nrf.com

Information Sessions
Find out more by attending an Information Session at the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) in Malden or Career Source in Cambridge. (1.5 hours for information session)
Jan. 19 @ 10 a.m. at the Malden DTA
Jan. 19 @ 1 p.m. at Career Source in Cambridge

To learn more or schedule a private information session, contact

Kathleen Weislein


Funding for this initiative is part of a $10.9 million grant the Walmart Foundation made to The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. The two-year grant program is the largest investment to date as part of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s Opportunity Initiative, which aims to increase the economic mobility of workers in retail and adjacent sectors by working with nonprofits, educational institutions and government agencies to make it easier for frontline workers to move faster into roles with more responsibility.

Join the conversation: #ReimagineRetail
For more information please visit corporate.walmart.com/opportunity

Wholesale and Retail Buyers

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