Bay Area Faces Shortage of Retail Workers

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'now hiring' sign is posted outside of a Ross Dress for Less store on July 8, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A new report by LinkedIn shows a renewed demand for retail employees nationwide, despite the ongoing closure of many brick-and-mortar stores. In most markets, there have been enough workers to meet the demand, but in the Bay Area there are about 10,000 unfilled retail jobs. Forum discusses what the shortage means for business owners and the Bay Area’s workforce.

Related Links:
LinkedIn's September 2018 Workforce Report

Stores Keep Closing. Bay Area Retailers Still Can’t Find Workers (San Francisco Chronicle)


Guy Berger, chief economist, LinkedIn

Kathleen Pender, business columnist, San Francisco Chronicle