In a new joint research project from Emsi and the National Retail Federation, we dive into how retail jobs prepare workers for careers in computers and technology. Specifically, we analyze which retail skills transfer to tech jobs and how retail experience helps tech workers get promoted faster.
In a crowded market, where every business location decision requires a complete analysis, how can Forney, Texas, tell its story and attract the retail investment it needs to grow? For the Forney Economic Development Corporation, the answer came from a retail leakage report provided by Emsi’s consulting team.
No other part of the economy offers more job opportunities for people with little to no education or training than retail trade. This is both a good thing, since it opens doors to many young or lower-educated Americans, and a challenge, since many of these same people can get trapped in low-rung jobs in retail […]