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Retail Industry Overview


In this land of shoppers, retail is the monarch of industries. The US retail sector comprises about 1 million locations with total annual revenue of approximately $4 trillion, according to Hoovers. Some of the largest companies offering retail jobs are Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Costco and Kroger. While large companies dominate some retail sectors (such as mass merchandisers and grocery stores), other sectors (such as convenience stores and auto dealers) are fragmented. Many specialty retailers operate just a single store.

Retail Job Market


Retail sales workers held nearly 4.5 million jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Jobs in retail sales are projected to increase by more than 739,000 from 2010 to 2020. Although there were more than 3.3 million retail cashiers in 2010, this occupation is expected to grow at a slower pace than the average over the forecast decade. More than 1.6 million people worked as first-line supervisors of retail sales workers in 2010; this occupation is also expected to grow more slowly over the decade.

With the retail industry continuously morphing to satisfy the demands of fickle customers, retail employment is more diverse than ever. While millions of retail sales workers are employed in bricks-and-mortar stores, retail career opportunities can also be found in catalog sales, Internet commerce and other digital media distribution channels. At the high end, expert IT workers are applying advanced data-mining techniques to strategic retail decisions such as store locations.

Key retail job opportunities include retail cashier, retail sales associate, retail sales representative, retail sales consultant, retail stock coordinator, retail buyer, retail merchandiser, retail sales manager, retail store manager and retail general manager.

Retail Salaries


Retail cashiers earned median wages of $18,820 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Median wages for retail sales workers were $21,010; the top 10 percent earned $38,510. Median salaries for retail sales managers were $34,900 in 2011. Purchasing managers, including retail trade merchandising managers, earned median wages of $97,130.
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Parsippany, NJ Recruiting Firm seeks an Executive Recruiter to support Accounting & Finance Recruiting activities . Career Growth opportunity! Parker + Lynch’s Parsippany, NJ branch is expanding our Executive Recruiter team and we invite you to pursue our exciting Recruiter job opportunities! Our Executive Recruiters are business relationship building professionals, who network with Top Tier Talen...
Parker + Lynch is expanding our Executive Recruiter team in Parsippany, NJ! Our Executive Recruiters align top level Talent with exclusive job opportunities in the Finance & Accounting field. If you have proven accounting or finance experience, or if you have a successful background in sales, this is an ideal opportunity to leverage your expertise and begin an exciting and rewarding career in Exec...
Inventory Accounting Consultant Our luxury fashion client is looking to revamp their inventory controls with the systems currently in place. This is an immediate project since the client is currently experiencing unexplained inventory losses. The consultant will come in to get a handle of their systems, document processes, make suggestions for improvement and then follow through by putting the pro...
Exciting career opportunity with Parker + Lynch! Parker & Lynch is a worldwide leader for the recruitment and placement of accounting and financial professionals. If you would like to join a top producing team, then this is the place for you! The Westwood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica marketplace is HOT and the leadership of the branch is fantastic. If you love interacting with people (over the pho...
Division Manager Positions available in New Jersey! Locations are in Central and Northern New Jersey! Parker+Lynch is a division of Accounting Principals. One of the Countries largest and most reputable Accounting & Finance staffing firms! To learn more about us visit www.parkerlynch.com and check out our new web site starting in March 2014! In order to qualify for consideration for this role, ind...
Do you want to take the next step in your career and play a key role at an established firm? Are you are enthusiastic? Are you highly motivated? Do you possess effective communication skills? WANT TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY???????? If you love interacting with people (over the phone and in-person), consider yourself to be extremely organized, and would love to have unlimited income potential then this...
OPENINGS IN NEW JERSEY: Paramus, Parsippany, Edison & NYC!!!! Do you love the thrill of hunting for new business? Are you well networked in the finance industry? Do you thrive on compensation that is directly tied to your performance, with virtually no limits? Tired of the public accounting grind? Ever feel the accounting world "just isn't the right fit for me"??? If so, PARKER+LYNCH (formerly Aji...
Parker + Lynch's client in the Miami area is looking to hire a new Vice President/Controller to join their team. This position is an opportunity to work in an exciting industry with a great team. Qualified candidates must have prior experience in either the Healthcare or Hospitality industry. Compensation for this opportunity will be between $100,000 and $125,000. This position will have 2 direct...
My client, a global multi-billion dollar wealth management company, is seeking Wealth Manager Advisors with strong financial advisory experience working with individual high net worth experience for their New Jersey and New York City offices. Must have active series 7 and 63/65 or 66. CFP plus. The company offers lucrative salary plus bonuses with excellent benefits and work/life balance. ONLY QUA...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently looking to fill a Customer Relationship job with our global client north of Pittsburgh, PA. The ideal candidate will need to have exceptional communication skills, prior experience with working in Oracle, and account management. Customer Relationship Job Responsibilities: • Communicate with external and internal customers via phone and email. • Enter order...
Sales Manager Job Opportunity in Portland, Oregon Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy the thrill of making the most of every sale? Are you seeking a small, casual work environment where you have an opportunity to impact a company in multiple ways? Our growing client is seeking direct hire candidates for a Sales Manager Job Opportunity in Portland, Oregon. This position will be mana...
We have a direct hire HVAC Sales job opportunity in Schaumburg, IL. Candidates MUST have at least three years of HVAC or Construction Sales experience in order to be considered. In this role, you will be for managing and maintaining relationships in a large territory. You will be required to have a technical aptitude, as well as being a resilient and steadfast candidate. This position is a combina...
Data Processor Job in Kansas City, MO We are in the process of selecting a Data Processor for our busy season; we will be conducting interviews over the next week. This person needs to have at least one year of data processing experience. Compensation for this opportunity will be $12.00-$13.00ph depending on experience and skill-set. This job will last several months, with the opportunity to go pe...
*OPEN HOUSE*OPEN HOUSE*OPEN HOUSE* The job market is heating up! Ajilon is actively recruiting Entry-Level Account Management/Inside Sales job seekers and would like to invite you to our OPEN CALL! If you have previous experience in any of the fields below, please join us on Tuesday, April 1st from 9:00AM-5:30PM. - Retail Sales/Customer Service - Inside Sales - Call Center - Customer Service - Sal...
High end firm seeks 2 strong accountants/ analyst to join a newly created reporting group. The candidate will be responsible for developing templates to assist in performing various types of analytics as well as placing specific checks and balances in place to ensure all the financial data that is rolling up from their various operating entities is accurate and complete. The ideal candidate will h...
*OPEN HOUSE*OPEN HOUSE*OPEN HOUSE* Due to the success of our last open house, we have added another date for great candidates in the Rosemont, IL area! Ajilon is actively recruiting CUSTOMER SERVICE/ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT/INSIDE SALES job seekers and would like to invite you to our OPEN CALL! If you have previous experience in any of the fields below, please join us on Wednesday, April 23rd! - Custome...
Title: Inside Sales Representative job in Chandler, AZ Summary: This position is base plus commission opportunity, last year the average employee made $45,000 and their top earner made in the mid-eighties! Brand new job opportunity for a Inside Sales Representative in Chandler, AZ. The opening is supporting the company's customer base with inbound calls, assisting customers with information reques...
*OPEN HOUSE*OPEN HOUSE*OPEN HOUSE* OPEN HOUSE* Due to the success of our last open house, we have added another date for great candidates in the Buffalo Grove, IL area! Ajilon is actively recruiting Inside Sales job seekers and would like to invite you to our OPEN HOUSE for Inside Sales job seekers! If you have previous experience in any of the fields below, please join us on Wednesday, April 23rd...
Data-Entry Clerk Job in Kansas City!! We are looking to hire a Data-Entry Clerk for a new opening within our company; we will be conducting interviews over the next week. This person needs to have at least one year of data-entry experience. Compensation for this opportunity will be $12.00ph starting out. Data-Entry Job Requirements -Will be entering purchase orders into the system -Maintaining acc...
We are currently hiring for a Full-time Business Development Manager job in Deerfield, IL. Ideal candidate must have a minimum of three years' of business to business sales experience including both inside and outside sales. In this opportunity you will source and qualify clients, identify decision makers and establish client relationships. This position offers the opportunity to work with a succe...
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Size of Industry in 2006:
8,268,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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