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Retail Job Overview


When someone says they work in retail, it usually means they work as a cashier or sales associate. They are responsible for greeting customers, helping them find various items in the store, and assisting them in making their purchases by accepting their payment of cash, credit card, check or gift card when they have completed their shopping. Becoming a Retail Sales Associate or Customer Service Representative is usually a starting position for people entering the workforce for the first time.

Retail Education Requirements


Retail sales associates are able to work even without a high school diploma, which is why it is commonly a part-time job for students. Many people keep the job even after obtaining a high school diploma or a college degree as the work schedule tends to be flexible. Retail sales associates should have good interpersonal skills, have a comprehensive knowledge of the company they work for and be able to spend hours on their feet.

Retail Job Market


The availability of retail jobs is expected to grow by 10 percent by 2022, resulting in 195,570 new jobs per year. Those seeking a job in a retail environment need only look as far as the nearest shopping center; almost every retail company employs retail workers in order to keep the store stocked and to sell the products.

Retail Salary


Retail usually pays only a minimum wage, but this varies from state to state. In many places, this wage is about $7.25 an hour, but some retail jobs can pay as much as $18 an hour. The average annual salary is about $30,000, but some retail workers are also paid on commission, which can earn them a wage of $60,000 or more per year if they are exceptionally skilled and motivated.
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Monster Worldwide Weston, MA, 02493
Product Manager – Media Products The Product Team at Monster Worldwide, is seeking a smart, persistent candidate to fill the role of Product Manager –Media Products. You will play a critical role in the management and development of display advertising products and services on Monster’s media properties. In addition, you will be closely involved in the business management and operations on a...
Monster Worldwide Charlotte, NC
Solution Sales National Account Manager for Industry Leader Are you interested in working for an Industry leader with outstanding growth potential? You’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for National Account Manager with a passion for sales and an understanding of organizational hiring needs. As part of the Field Sales team you will be the “face of Monster “presenting to clients in their ...
Monster Worldwide San Francisco, CA
Strategic Solutions Account Manager for Industry Leader Are you interested in working for an Industry leader with outstanding growth potential? You’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for Strategic Solutions Account Manager with a passion for sales and an understanding of organizational hiring needs. As part of the Field Sales team you will be the “face of Monster “presenting to clients in...
Monster Worldwide Weston, MA
Solution Sales National Account Manager for Industry Leader Are you interested in working for an Industry leader with outstanding growth potential? You’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for National Account Manager with a passion for sales and an understanding of organizational hiring needs. As part of the Field Sales team you will be the “face of Monster “presenting to clients in their ...
Monster Worldwide San Francisco, CA
Field Acquisition Sales Representative has primary responsibility for driving sales through recruiting and acquiring net new business. Field Acquisition sales activities will focus primarily on target customers (fortune 1000) with a low share of wallet with Monster; deeply lapsed accounts; and win back businesses. PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES · Develop and expand new business – target...
Monster Worldwide Weston, MA
Strategic Solutions Account Manager for Industry Leader Are you interested in working for an Industry leader with outstanding growth potential? You’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for Strategic Solutions Account Manager with a passion for sales and an understanding of organizational hiring needs. As part of the Field Sales team you will be the “face of Monster “presenting to clients in...
Job Summary: Provide exceptional customer service and assist the Center Manager in the daily operations which include but are not limited to: collecting, data entry, marketing, sales of alternative products, cash handling, and contributing to the success of the center. Job Responsibilities: Customer Service - Provide exceptional service and support to customers. Team relationships- Relates wel...
Focused on people, not just our bottom line. Here, you'll be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions. You'll work with other talented people who share your passion for doing great work that's in the best interest of our clients. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office - and a difference in your community. So if you're tal...
Reports to: Contract Sales Manager GENERAL PURPOSE: This territory for this position will be the greater ST. Louis area. Sells the Company’s products by either inbound or outbound telephone calls or other electronic means in order to attain maximum sales volume. Implements Company programs and sales strategies for identifying sales opportunities, and increasing sales and profits utilizing creat...
Job Summary: Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining effective operation and continued growth of Center with the direction of the Divisional Director of Operations. Provide leadership, direction, and effective tools to assure growth and competence to all center employees. Job Responsibilities: Center Management - Review operating results of center daily, weekly and monthly t...
Job Summary: Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining effective operation and continued growth of Center with the direction of the Divisional Director of Operations. Provide leadership, direction, and effective tools to assure growth and competence to all center employees. Job Responsibilities: Center Management - Review operating results of center daily, weekly and monthly t...
POSITION PURPOSE Store Managers are responsible for the complete day-to-day operation of Home Depot stores. They are responsible for maximizing store sales and profitability while working ethically and modeling Home Depot's core values. They accomplish this goal by developing strategies and objectives and leading a team of Associates in executing these strategies and objectives. They must ensure ...
POSITION PURPOSE Store Managers are responsible for the complete day-to-day operation of Home Depot stores. They are responsible for maximizing store sales and profitability while working ethically and modeling Home Depot's core values. They accomplish this goal by developing strategies and objectives and leading a team of Associates in executing these strategies and objectives. They must ensure ...
Job Summary: Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining effective operation and continued growth of Center with the direction of the Divisional Director of Operations. Provide leadership, direction, and effective tools to assure growth and competence to all center employees. Job Responsibilities: Center Management - Review operating results of center daily, weekly and monthly t...
Job Summary: Provide exceptional customer service and assist the Center Manager in the daily operations which include but are not limited to: collecting, data entry, marketing, sales of alternative products, cash handling, and contributing to the success of the center. Job Responsibilities: Customer Service - Provide exceptional service and support to customers. Team relationships- Relates wel...
What can Michael Hill offer you? A commitment to ongoing development and support with an accredited training program Uncapped earning potential based on sales performance Generous employee purchasing privileges Competitive benefits package for Full-time and Part-Time Employees National annual function for top performing sales professionals As an international business we offer security, grow...
POSITION PURPOSE Assistant Store Managers in Training are learning the various responsibilities and functions of the following roles: Assistant Store Manager, Operations Assistant Store Manager, Night Operations Assistant Store Manager, and Specialty Assistant Store Manager. At a high level, ASM’s in Training will learn how to support the Store Manager in developing strategies and objectives towa...
EXPERIENCED OUTSIDE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED IN THE WHITE PLAINS AREA! Become Part of One of The Most Exciting, Fast Growing Industries! SenText Solutions provides a SMS / Text Message Marketing service that enables local merchants the ability to capture the cell phone numbers of all their customers so they can send a text message to all their customers at the exact same ti...
Job Summary: This position is responsible for negotiating, implementing and maintaining contracts between HNJH and assigned Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) providers which may include but not be limited to, Personal Care Agencies, Medical Day Centers, Nursing Facilities, Community Alternative Residential Settings and Non-Traditional providers ensuring that the contractual arrangem...
We have an immediate need for a Sales Engineer For more than 60 years CDI Corporation (NYSE:CDI) has delivered engineering and technology solutions and recruitment and staffing services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world. Some of the exciting and growing industries we serve include Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Aerospace & Industrial Equipment; and Hi-Tech. We are a $1.1 bil...

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Retail Sales

Rate of Growth
12.60 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
8,268,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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