Retail Industry

Retail Industry News from NRF

Retail’s Reinvention Story is Just Getting Started

Reports of the industry’s death are greatly exaggerated. NRF’s vice president of research looks at the numbers to see what’s really going on.

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:  August 14–24 (Mondays – Thursdays)

Time:   9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (40 hours of training total)

Retail Class Flyer (pdf)

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

To learn more or schedule a private information session, contact:

Kathleen Weislein

  781.932.5517      kweislein@thecareerplace.org

Re-Imagine Retail Job Panel

Meet employers on August 24 at our Re-Imagine Retail Job Panel


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

Learn about this Retail Career pathway

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