A Changed Retail World Has Created Widespread Opportunities

We all know that the pandemic has created enormous challenges for the retail industry. Lockdowns, supply chain disruptions, social distancing and safety guidelines added costs and caused many retailers to shut their doors permanently. Looking to the future, however, I see two distinct types of opportunities emerging in retail. To start, current retailers have high levels of job openings. Retailers need to rebuild staff, follow new operating policies, and even relocate or restructure the stores. All of that is driving demand for qualified associates. There are open positions in retailing as underscored by Walmart’s announcement last Friday that the company will raise the salary of 565,000 associates since their skills were hard to replace. Read more at Forbes.