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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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Apply today to start 5/5/14 Call Center Vacation Planner Job Summary Introduce and promote the Marriott Vacation Club brand to sell vacation ownership preview packages over the phone. Answer questions about vacation destinations and Marriott Vacation Club resort facilities and services. This job involves checking the availability of accommodations and dates, and suggesting alternatives when the fi...
Join the Marriott Vacation Club call center sales team today and start to enjoy uncapped earning potential! Earn up to $100,000 a year and over $100 per package sale! Hiring 20 Vacation Planners and more! Full Time Day/Evenings Opportunities Available - You pick! Set schedules with weekends & holidays off! Apply Today and Start as Soon as 5/5/14! Also hiring Vacation Advisors (Activations) & Verif...
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. The purpose of Service Account Manager is to delight our customers by resolving their issues throug...
Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. The role of the Call Center Supervisor is to build trusted relationships with Guests/Members/Business Partners (both inte...
Description: Great sales are the result of strong purpose, conviction and pride - pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life's best work.(sm) May perform any or all of the following duties:- Accountable for meeting or exceeding membership growth and retention goal...
Description: Great sales are the result of strong purpose, conviction and pride - pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life's best work. This position will be responsible for working with existing agents/agencies to help them maximize market opportunities for sal...
Description: Position Description: Great Sales are the result of strong purpose, conviction and pride - pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life's best work.(sm) The position is responsible for representing the Medica Commercial Claims teams on Medica activity r...
Description: Position Description: Manages ongoing contract relationships and service delivery to clients for one or more accounts. Acts as outward-facing, dedicated resource for assigned accounts, typically with direct client contact (not call center) and large or complex accounts. Builds relationships with employer/group clients (not individual members) and serves as the primary point of contact...
Sick of staring at cubical walls, and wondering who took your stapler?? Do you have great customer service skills? Customer Service Professionals Wanted for Marketing Company- College Grads apply!! For immediate consideration please submit your resume ***** 212 is an organization developed on the belief that an approach to entry level business sales and marketing based on personal communic...
Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks Pre-Need Funeral Sales * Unlimited opportunity where everyone is your customer and you have no competition. * Do you need to make a professional income? * Are you willing to contact people by phone and face to face? * Do you believe in being paid based on your personal efforts? * Are you willing to be held accountable within the structure of a proven system? *...
Pre-Need Funeral Sales * Unlimited opportunity where everyone is your customer and you have no competition. * Do you need to make a professional income? * Are you willing to contact people by phone and face to face? * Do you believe in being paid based on your personal efforts? * Are you willing to be held accountable within the structure of a proven system? * Are you committed to finally making a...
Confirm that Pet Product brand is on the Shelf. Short call allowing 1 hour. $17....
Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley/Long Beach/South Bay/San Fernando Valley Pre-Need Funeral Sales * Unlimited opportunity where everyone is your customer and you have no competition. * Do you need to make a professional income? * Are you willing to contact people by phone and face to face? * Do you believe in being paid based on your personal efforts? * Are you willing to be held accountable within t...
Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley/Long Beach/South BaySan Fernando Valley Pre-Need Funeral Sales * Unlimited opportunity where everyone is your customer and you have no competition. * Do you need to make a professional income? * Are you willing to contact people by phone and face to face? * Do you believe in being paid based on your personal efforts? * Are you willing to be held accountable within th...
Pre-Need Funeral Sales * Unlimited opportunity where everyone is your customer and you have no competition. * Do you need to make a professional income? * Are you willing to contact people by phone and face to face? * Do you believe in being paid based on your personal efforts? * Are you willing to be held accountable within the structure of a proven system? * Are you committed to finally making a...
Pre-Need Funeral Sales * Unlimited opportunity where everyone is your customer and you have no competition. * Do you need to make a professional income? * Are you willing to contact people by phone and face to face? * Do you believe in being paid based on your personal efforts? * Are you willing to be held accountable within the structure of a proven system? * Are you committed to finally making a...
Confirmation of Pet Product on shelf....
Pre-Need Funeral Sales * Unlimited opportunity where everyone is your customer and you have no competition. * Do you need to make a professional income? * Are you willing to contact people by phone and face to face? * Do you believe in being paid based on your personal efforts? * Are you willing to be held accountable within the structure of a proven system? * Are you committed to finally making a...
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OUTSIDE SALES BUSINESS TO BUSINESS - NEW JERSEY AND SURROUNDING AREA This is an opportunity for “Presidents Club” type of sales reps to enjoy the highest overall compensation for their outstanding efforts. Fastest Growing Technology sales business to business company with unique model seeks outside sales rep for unique opportunity. Please don't apply unless you are an over achiever. Company has ha...
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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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