People don’t want to work at stores like target and macy’s, and it’s creating a huge problem for the industry

by MR Magazine Staff

The holiday season is creeping closer, but some of America’s biggest retailers could find themselves understaffed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 757,000 retail-job openings across the US in July, which is about 100,000 more than a year ago. The number of openings surpassed the number of hires from March through June for the first time in a decade, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Target, JCPenney, Kohl’s, and Macy’s are all on the hunt for seasonal workers, but the low unemployment rate, combined with people wanting full-time jobs, means that there isn’t much supply to meet the demand. “There’s going to be a war for retail talent,” Andrew Challenger, vice president of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. told The Journal. Read more at Business Insider.