Retail Jobs

Retail Job Overview

Retails jobs are almost as plentiful as hospitality jobs, making them a common starting job. Businesses need retail associates, managers and other office personnel. Retail associates are responsible for assisting customers, processing customer payments, keeping showrooms organized and any other specific tasks assigned by the store manager. They are needed in stores that sell merchandise ranging from clothing and furniture to auto parts and custom goods.

Retail Job Tasks include:
  • Organizing merchandise on showroom floor
  • Counting inventory on shelves and back storage room
  • Changing price labels for ever-changing sales
  • Stocking shelves, hanging clothes or arranging merchandise
  • Maintaining showroom floor for cleanliness
  • Taking payments at the cash register
  • Helping customers find products
  • Marketing/advertising
  • Finance

Retail Job Education Requirements

No special education or training is required to work in an entry-level retail position, but a high school diploma or GED is preferable for all retail associates. More education also gives people seeking retail jobs more room to grow and advance into management or hold more specialized retail jobs, such as a retail loss analyst. However, attention to detail, math skills and physical stamina are required. Retail associates spend most of their time on their feet, often the entire shift.

Retail jobs are commonly held by high school and college students as a first job, but anyone can apply for a retail job if they have customer service skills. Retail jobs are predominantly part-time positions, but full time positions are definitely available.

Retail Job Market

Job growth in the retail market is average with an increase of approximately 10 percent per year. However, the market fluctuates throughout the year with its peak hiring time from October to December because of the influx of sales due to the holiday season. Retail jobs are some of the easiest to attain because higher education isn't typically required, and there is always an abundance of openings because the turnover rate for retail associates is high.

Retail Job Salary Information

Retail associates can expect to make between $8 and $11 per hour, which is $18,000 per year on average. More experienced retail associates can make more money. There is also a big variance in pay rates from one industry to another. In general, high-end stores pay retail associates more money than common department stores. Some retail associates are also paid on a commission basis. Retail assistant manager jobs pay significantly better than retail associate jobs. Retail managers can make $40,000 per year or more. Of course, there are plenty of business retail jobs even higher up that pay more.
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The Assistant Manager works closely with the manager to learn all aspects of running a special marketing and promotional retail event. As a member of our Retail Management Team you will be responsible for providing outstanding customer service, achieving sales volume, adhering to IMG’s client portfolio and visual presentation standards and maximizing profits. The Assistant Retail Events Manager wi...
Req ID: 4963 Location: 3233 SW 89th Employee - Full Time Your Road to Success Starts Here! Since 1964, Love’s has been known for “Clean Places, Friendly Faces,” and we have grown to who we are today because of retail employees like you. You’ve found a great opportunity. Start on the front line in a full time or part time position. Grow to the top. Join a community that truly cares. About The ...
Position Description: RETAIL STORE MANAGER Tractor Supply Company REAL GROWTH. NO BULL. IT'S OUT HERE. Want a company that will help take your career to the next level? Why not join a successful retailer committed to employee growth and development? Tractor Supply, a dynamic organization serving farmers, ranchers, tradespeople and rural communities, continues to expand, and is looking for resu...
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Job Title: Retail Sales Manager Founded in 1996, our organization is an innovative wireless technology retailer specializing in cellular products and services. Headquartered in Madison Heights, Michigan the company operates over 30 retail locations and a Wholesale Distribution Center with growth opportunities. Are you looking for a Fun, Fast Pace Growing Company to work for? You Found it…let’s b...
Description Overview: As a Personal Shopper at Macy's, your opportunities are endless. While demonstrating excellent customer service skills, your duties are; meeting and exceeding selling and express credit expectations, developing a regular clientele, providing product knowledge to our customers and working as a part of a team to meet individual department and store objectives. Essential Func...
Area Manager - Global automotive retail operation Job Label:BSRO-AM-Shreve Professionals with multi-unit retail management experience and an overwhelming penchant for superior customer service will find enormous personal and professional growth opportunity in the Area Manager opening with Bridgestone Retail Operations, a 100-year-old company with aggressive plans to expand and re-brand. With 19 ...
Job Summary Keeping an Apple Store thriving requires a diverse set of leadership skills, and as an Apple Retail Manager, you're a master of them all. In the store's fast-paced, dynamic environment, you exhibit composure as you learn from each new challenge. You build and inspire high-performing teams of unique individuals who deliver positive experiences for customers as they learn, shop, and get...
Exciting Store Manager Opportunity in Hampton, VA! Are you looking to be part of a FUN, upbeat team with a one-of-a-kind retailer? Pier 1 Imports, the leading home furnishings specialty retailer, is searching for an energetic, full-time Store Manager to be part of a fast paced team for our Hampton, VA store. Pier 1 Imports offers flexible work schedules, competitive pay and an associate discount ...
Call Center Position: Incoming Retail Sales Marcone Supply, the nation’s largest independent distributor for appliance parts, cleaners, accessories, and essentials for your home, is seeking an outgoing enthusiastic individual to fill a position in our St. Louis Call Center. The position is responsible for representing the customer’s needs and goals to ensure the highest level of quality by projec...
Farmers Insurance Retail West Program - Includes Bonuses & Aggressive Commission Job Label:Farmers - Concord Building a successful business is the goal of every entrepreneur. Join us to create the future of Farmers! We are looking for the right business people who have the desire to grow with us. Founded in 1928, Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is one of the largest Auto and Homeowners insu...
Exciting Store Manager Opportunity in Tupelo, MS! Are you looking to be part of a FUN, upbeat team with a one-of-a-kind retailer? Pier 1 Imports, the leading home furnishings specialty retailer, is searching for an energetic, full-time Store Manager to be part of a fast paced team for our Tupelo, MS store. Pier 1 Imports offers flexible work schedules, competitive pay and an associate discount th...
MJ Marketing Group is a Manufacturer's Representative Company. We represent multiple manufacturers with retail accounts based in Minnesota, Wisconsin and surrounding states. Product categories include Health & Beauty Care, Pet and General Merchandise. The position is full time, requiring someone who is dependable, detail oriented, self starting and motivated. Good communication skills with outgoi...
Position Description: RETAIL STORE MANAGER Tractor Supply Company REAL GROWTH. NO BULL. IT'S OUT HERE. Want a company that will help take your career to the next level? Why not join a successful retailer committed to employee growth and development? Tractor Supply, a dynamic organization serving farmers, ranchers, tradespeople and rural communities, continues to expand, and is looking for resu...
Exciting Store Manager Opportunity in Lexington, KY! Are you looking to be part of a FUN, upbeat team with a one-of-a-kind retailer? Pier 1 Imports, the leading home furnishings specialty retailer, is searching for an energetic, full-time Store Manager to be part of a fast paced team for our Lexington, KY store. Pier 1 Imports offers flexible work schedules, competitive pay and an associate disco...
Exciting Store Manager Opportunity in Goleta, CA! Are you looking to be part of a FUN, upbeat team with a one-of-a-kind retailer? Pier 1 Imports, the leading home furnishings specialty retailer, is searching for an energetic, full-time Store Manager to be part of a fast paced team for our Goleta, CA store. Pier 1 Imports offers flexible work schedules, competitive pay and an associate discount th...
Exciting Store Manager Opportunity in Grand Forks, ND! Are you looking to be part of a FUN, upbeat team with a one-of-a-kind retailer? Pier 1 Imports, the leading home furnishings specialty retailer, is searching for an energetic, full-time Store Manager to be part of a fast paced team for our Grand Forks, ND store. Pier 1 Imports offers flexible work schedules, competitive pay and an associate d...
The start date of this job is flexible and in order to find the best candidate the job may remain open much longer than the date mentioned on this posting….. or you may be asked to start sooner than the expected start date if you are able to do so !” Please read the job description below and if this interests you, please send a MS-Word version copy of your updated resume (ASAP) along with your sa...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply SVP of Retail Irvine, CA Full-Time $150,000 - $200,000 Apply Apply SVP of Retail Irvine, CA Full-Time $150,000 - $200,000 Apply Job Details We are a growing Southern California women's swimwear Manufacturer with high-end retail stores and a booming e-commerce business who is urgently looking for...
Sr. Business Analyst – Retail – Two Year Contract in Columbus, OH. Send your word resume to ***** for immediate consideration. The senior business analyst consultant will work within the clients IT and business community to ensure systems meet the known and unknown business requirements of the user community with emphasis on optimal business processes in retail store operations speci...
Job Summary Supervise, direct and manage all phases of store operations to obtain maximum sales and profits through effective utilization of personnel and resources available within the organization, while maintaining positive associate morale and the highest level of customer service. Key Responsibilities Achieve or exceed operational budget (including sales and profit), labor and productivity...

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