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Chicago retail jobs climb

Posted on October 30, 2012

The number of employers hiring for Chicago retail jobs is increasing. A recent survey from job site CareerBuilder posits that thirty-six percent of retailers plan to have extra hands on deck around the holidays, a healthy jump from 29 percent in 2011. An increase in consumer confidence is helping to fuel the best seasonal hiring […]

Retail jobs in Chicago increase

Posted on November 29, 2011

According to a new survey, retail jobs in Chicago have burgeoned. Hiring for the holidays was a sturdy predictor of retail sales, which were up dramatically this year. Job ads were also up. Retailers placed more than 72,000 new online job ads for Salespersons and Sales Managers, according to WANTED Analytics. According to the survey, […]

Expect Wal-Mart to Add Retail Jobs in Chicago

Posted on June 21, 2010

A Chicago city official is hinting that Wal-Mart plans on opening new stores, leading many to believe that if so, the retail giant will add hundreds of retail jobs in Chicago. The alderman, named Anthony Beale, said he was planning a big announcement regarding Wal-Mart soon. But others are skeptical since no other union officials […]

Wal-Mart to Create Hundreds of Retail Jobs in Chicago

Posted on April 19, 2010

Wal-Mart is putting a lot of force behind it’s recent bid to open not one, but two new Supercenters in Illinois, in order to create hundreds of new retail jobs in Chicago. Wal-Mart wants to open a Wal-Mart Supercenter proposed in the empty lot in the Chatham neighborhood next to the Dan Ryan Expressway. That […]

Chicago Hospitality Jobs Get Evaluated

Posted on February 10, 2010

Chicago hospitality jobs suffered a blow today when a new report on the restaurant industry revealed the minimum wage most of these workers in Chicago receive. According to the report, more than 80 percent of the cooks, servers, hosts, busboys and bartenders in the Chicago metropolitan area make less than $10 an hour. The report, […]

Chicago Retail Jobs with Neiman Marcus Cut

Posted on January 15, 2009

Those who have a Chicago retail job with one large company could soon be unemployed. Neiman Marcus Group Inc. recently announced its plan to cut 375 jobs, or about 3 percent of the company’s workforce. The layoffs will affect varying retail jobs with different parts of the company, including corporate and store positions. The company […]

Chicago Retail Jobs Created by Cricket

Posted on October 29, 2008

A popular wireless communications company will soon create many Chicago retail jobs. Cricket Communications, Inc., a wireless service, has announced it’s plans to enter the Chicago area market in 2009. This move will add about 2,150 jobs to the local economy, including 350 jobs with Cricket and 1,800 jobs through its dealer partners. Positions are […]

Seasonal Chicago Retail Jobs Freezing Up

Posted on October 21, 2008

The holidays are coming, and so are a plethora of people looking for seasonal Chicago retail jobs. While the current state of the economy is slowing and the number of people losing their jobs is increasing, it is expected that competition for seasonal jobs at retail stores will be higher than usual this year. According […]

Chicago Sales Jobs in Retail Growing

Posted on June 2, 2008

Recently compiled data from last year shows that the Chicago retail industry might as well have been at a standstill in 2007. Overall, this sector saw profits increase by only 1.09 percent, to $106.9 billion, according to a recent industry report that utilized sales tax data from the Illinois Department of Revenue. This is drastically […]