Retailing really has become a tale of two parallel universes: one in which more than 150 companies have shut down all of their stores and many, many more have closed at least some of them, resulting in more than one million lost jobs. The other is the retail segment selling essentials — super markets, drug stores, mass merchants with household basics — who are open and hiring, ironically to the tune of one million new jobs.
Stupidbusiness.com has been working to keep track of all of this with daily updates on who is hiring and who is firing…even if they are calling it furloughs. Here are links to two posts on this site to give you the latest:
Hirings: Monday Update: Nearly 1 Million Retail Jobs Available Due to Coronavirus