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US Retailer Holiday Hiring To Drop to Levels Last Seen in 2008


US retailers are anticipated to hire the fewest seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season since 2008 due to escalating labor expenses and uncertain consumer confidence, reveals a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

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Retail 2008 To 2018: A Decade Of Revolutionizing The ‘How’ Of Customer Engagement

RTP blog

So, I looked back at my digital folders containing articles from 2008 and, not really surprisingly, I found a lot of similarities between the topics we covered 10 years ago and the topics we’re focused on moving into 2018.

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Scarred by the 2008 Recession and COVID, 48% of Gen Z Frequently Shops at Discount Stores

Retail TouchPoints

That sense of unease is to be expected from a cohort shaped by both the 2008-2009 Great Recession and the COVID pandemic, and it’s had a big impact on their shopping choices: nearly half ( 48% ) say they shop the most often at discount/off-price retailers, and 25% frequently patronize dollar stores.

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Sterling Jewelers settles 2008 sexual bias case


The settlement, which covers around 68,000 workers, was filed in 2008. Sterling Jewelers has agreed to pay $125 million to settle a sexual bias case that alleged the chain discriminated in pay and promotions against female retail sales workers.

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Consumer prices rise at fastest clip since 2008


percent, excluding food and energy), the biggest increase since August 2008, the Labor Department reported. Consumer prices jumped five percent year-over-year in May (3.8 Used car and truck prices, which have climbed nearly 30 percent over the past year, were one of the major factors driving up the Consumer Price Index.

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The Future Of Documents: Content Creation Is Ripe For Its Own Digital Disruption

Forrester eCommerce

It was sometime in 2008, and people interested in collaboration and “Enterprise 2.0” I remember the first time I saw a Google Doc. on Twitter were circulating a link to a list of like-minded tech professionals. I clicked on the link, and my jaw dropped. The document looked like it was alive. There were about […].

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Report: Seasonal hires in November hit lowest level since 2008


Despite major brands’ holiday hiring announcements, the sector hasn’t added as many jobs as in years past.