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38 G.I. JOBS | APRIL 2018 | GIJOBS.COM INDUSTRY INTEL RETAIL BY DAN SWANSON RETAIL IS HIRING IN A BIG WAY 38 G.I. JOBS | APRIL 2018 | GIJOBS.COM And it's lots more than just cash register jobs. ACCORDING TO THE U.S. CENSUS, retail sales hit a record of $5.7 trillion in 2017. If you weren't aware, that's a staggering number (obviously). It's clear that Americans are spending more than ever before, and with that spending comes jobs - not just ringing cash registers, either. The industry hires across virtually every specialty. So how is your military experience relevant? As Tyrone Tobias, manager of field talent at 7-Eleven * , laid out, "Veterans have qualifications, experience and attributes that are especially suited to employment for a wide range of opportunities, such as leadership, teamwork and adaptability. We can offer a career that builds upon the skills and training already acquired, with plenty of room to grow and succeed." At least a few of you are asking - but what about Amazon? To that question, Blair Comwell, senior corporate communications manager of opportunity and global responsibility at Walmart, said, "How people live, shop and work is changing rapidly. And so is Walmart. We are partnering with our associates like never before. By combining technology and innovation with a commitment to training, skill development and lifelong learning, we are empowering our people to deliver for customers, grow in their jobs and have the opportunity for advancement and success." And to that, retailers salute. When you're ready, retail is hiring in a big way. RETAIL OCCUPATIONS ACCOUNT FOR NEARLY 6% OF EMPLOYMENT IN THE US. THAT'S A LOT OF HIRING! *Company is a paid advertiser in this issue.

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