Retail Industry Shows Signs of Growth this Holiday Season

  Retail Industry Shows Signs of Growth this Holiday Season

             Employers Boost Hiring Activity During the Holidays

Business Wire

MAYNARD, Mass. -- November 26, 2012

With Black Friday behind us,®, the worldwide leader in
successfully connecting people to job opportunities and the flagship brand of
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), celebrates Cyber Monday with its Retail
Industry Report, a snapshot of online job postings from establishments selling
retail goods, which indicates ten percent postings growth over the past year,
as employers ramp-up hiring activity during the holiday season.

“While the economy is clearly in recovery mode, the past few months have shown
signs of improved consumer confidence,” says Charles Purdy, senior editor and
career advice expert for “A stronger retail industry means more
temporary holiday-season retail opportunities for job seekers. This is good
news because a temporary opportunity can be a great resume builder, teach new
skills, and provide networking opportunities. Plus, it can be a step to a
full-time, permanent position: though a holiday-season job may end in January,
that experience with the company can open the door when a new opportunity
arises in the future.”

According to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the retail
industry (including food services and drinking establishments) will add nearly
1.8 million jobs over the next decade. Monster data shows that there is a
surplus of interested and qualified candidates for most retail roles,
including retail, store management, and customer service. The pockets of
talent appear to be located across the nation, with high volumes of relevant
resumes found in California, Texas, Florida and New York, where populations
are stronger and retail commerce is popular.

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