The Good News: Expects Retailers to Hire Millions of New Employees in 2009

Retailers leave ‘big three’ job boards as they work to reduce costs on candidate sourcing

/EIN News/ North Miami Beach, FL / April 16, 2009 — Whereas the news always concentrates on the negatives — such as “retailers eliminating more than 48,000 jobs in March” — this still leaves 15 million people gainfully employed in the retail industry. And with an industry prone to high turnovers, hiring must continue. So, in spite of all the negative reports of the demise of the retail industry, expects retailers to still hire several million new employees in 2009.

With retailers seeking to reduce expenses, HR is always the first to suffer. Budgets for hiring and training new employees have been slashed, leading to a renewed search for better sourcing solutions. More and more retailers are reducing their reliance on the ‘big three’ boards and switching to the more affordable In some cases major retailers are dropping all but one generalist board and purchasing unlimited job posting packages on at a fraction of the cost. Some have dropped all other boards and rely exclusively on

“We have grown from being second banana to the generalist boards to emerge as a true contender,” said Don Firth, president of “We have a reputation for filling our clients’ store management and hourly positions with candidates who have extensive experience in the retail industry. This greatly reduces training expense and provides retailers with improved customer service.”
“Our direct traffic has grown to more than 750,000 retail candidates per month,” added Firth. “By cross-posting to, and several major local and regional boards, our reach exceeds ten million seekers.”

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