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Career Opportunities

Below is a list of benefits generally offered by retailers. Benefits are provided in various combinations, and some are available based on position length of employment.

  • Health & Dental insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee discounts
  • Promotion from within
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Financial/other support for continued education/professional development
  • Diversity program/information
  • Vacation, sick and/or personal days and/or national holidays
  • Maternity & Paternity leave
  • Work-life solutions (employee assistance and related to child or elder care, etc.)
  • Performance-based incentive plan
  • Relocation assistance
  • To learn more, visit our partner site, the NRF Foundation:
    National Retail Federation

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Do you want to be your own boss?

Many career areas and positions offer lots of opportunity to be entrepreneurial, without the ultimate responsibility of business ownership. But, a large component of retailers own their own store(s). Single, independent, and privately owned retail businesses account for 95% of the retail industry.

  • To learn more about this area of retailing and opportunities in the Retail industry, visit our partner site, the NRF Foundation:
    NRF Foundation

Education and Training in Retail

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(Source: All of the text on this page was provided courtesy of the National Retail Federation Foundation, the research and education arm of the National Retail Federation.)

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