Behind the Retail Jobs Numbers

Like most businesses, stores hire when times are good. Not this time, however. Do retailers know something the rest of us don't?

Do you have the feeling that it's getting harder to find a salesperson when you walk into a store these days? There you are, credit card in hand, ready to spend, and it seems like the harassed worker is always off helping someone else, or restocking the shelves, or running back and forth between the cash register and the back room.

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