Can You Land a Retail Job in a Recession?

Category : Job Search

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS just published an article, “Your Career: Landing a Retail Job in a Recession” that states, “Whenever a retailer does hire employers, it’s usually inundated by people hoping for a job.”

“J.C. Penney Co. received 15,000 applications, more than double what it expected, for 500 positions at its new Manhattan store., an online site, said 160,596 applicants applied for jobs at one national department store chain in July, more than twice the number of a year ago.”


These applications aren’t coming from teenagers either. More and more adults are ‘settling’ for retail positions since they can’t find anything else.

What’s a teen to do?