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Statistics show that there is a need for entry-level workers to get better basic safety training as they begin to join the workforce. The SAFEME app provides a method for workers to get basic safety certificates to take to their current or potential employer.
The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.
The National Retail Foundation offers scholarship programs for college students to enhance their education, experience retail in a new and exciting way, and make valuable connections to take the next step in their career - all while earning money towards their tuition and education.
Walmart is helping their employees build their confidence and successful careers through a new training academy. The program teaches vital skills and helps employees see a clear path to advancement.
“There are many exciting activities in retail. It can range from improving customer satisfaction to helping set and achieve sales goals. As you gain more knowledge, it gives you the confidence to pursue larger challenges, like merchandise buying or resident management.”
“The reason I love what I do is the impact I can make in the community and with my store associates. I've spent the past 20 years in retail with 18 years in retail management. My career provides me with the work life balance I'm looking for - and there's never a dull moment!”
“I value a career in retail because we are all consumers. Having the opportunity to give another consumer a positive experience while shopping is an extremely rewarding task.”
“Working in the retail industry has been a blessing. It’s increased my overall style, kept me up-to-date on the latest trends in makeup and fashion and taught me amazing customer service skills. I can’t wait to see where the future takes me within the industry!”