The Retail Life Produces the 100 Best Retailers to Work For In 2012

The Retail Life Produces the 100 Best Retailers to Work For In 2012
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by, Paul Grant
Staff Reporter

The Retail Life is a free website for retail workers and job seekers to share their experience working in the industry, gain career insight, and follow retail trends. The website also provides a search engine with over 250,000 daily retail career postings.

The Retail Life has released the “2012’s 100 Best Retailers To Work For!” list. Among the top ten mentioned are, Costco, American Eagle Outfitters, and Starbucks, but the number one pick will not be a surprise to most students. Apple Stores ranked number one on the list as the best retailer to work for in 2012 with Costco ranking number two.

The Palm Desert Apple Store located in the Gardens at El Paseo is the only location in the Coachella Valley.  Its hourly pay ranges from $9.03 to $18.62 for retail sales associate positions according to payscale.com.

Job opportunities are scarce all over the United States and the latest job report from the Labor Department shows the U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February, bringing the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since December 2008.

For anyone unemployed and looking for work, finding a job with the right benefits and perks can be a real asset to your future.

Starbucks Coffee offers an array of benefits ranging from health insurance along with dental and vision insurance for as low as $80.00 a month. Other benefits include paid vacation hours, a stock equity reward program, tuition assistance and weekly coffee or tea discount.

Similarly, Apple offers health and life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, 401(k) plan with company match and financial education seminars. For those employees who are eligible, other benefits include personal and family counseling, wellness programs, onsite fitness center, complimentary computer programs and a cafe featuring local, organic ingredients. The benefits package you receive depends on your position, location and years with the company.

Apple Store is always accepting job applications on their website for corporate, retail, and student positions. Students who are still in school without any job experience can apply for an internship with Apple, which can be beneficial for students seeking marketing and business degrees.

According to the Retail Life website, “Rankings are based on member input and include work-related elements such as competitive salaries, employee reviews, company pride, organizational values and culture, socialization opportunities, and career advancement opportunities. Both large and specialty retailers made the list.”

For a complete list of The Retail Life’s 2012 100 Best Retailers To Work For, please visit www.theretaillife.com/page/best-100-retailers

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