February 26, 2015

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announce an initial investment of $16 million to seven national nonprofit organizations, as part of a new Opportunity initiative, a $100 million commitment to help increase the economic mobility of entry level workers in retail and adjacent sectors.

February 25, 2015

The TJX Cos. on Wednesday reported an 11% rise in fourth quarter profit and said it would raise employee pay above the minimum wage.

February 23, 2015

In a reversal of corporate policy that did not offer workers paid sick leave until their second day of absence, Wal-Mart Store Inc. is reportedly now allowing employees to collect sick pay on their first day of not reporting to work due to illness.

February 20, 2015

On Thursday, in a move that could shape the minimum wage debate, Walmart announced it was raising the minimum wage of its employees to $10 per hour, which is significantly higher than the Federal minimum wage. The news has met with a mixed reaction.

February 20, 2015

Dollarama Inc. has named Elisa D. Garcia, executive VP and chief legal officer of Office Depot Inc., as an independent director and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

February 19, 2015

The National Retail Federation credited the “power of the marketplace” in Walmart’s decision to increase wages of approximately 500,000 full-time and part-time associates in April to $9 an hour, which is well above the Federal minimum wage.

February 17, 2015

Nordstrom Inc. has named Shellye L. Archambeau, CEO of GRC/quality management software provider MetricStream Inc., to the company's board of directors. Her addition brings the total number of directors to 13, 10 of whom serve as independent directors.

February 17, 2015

Leading U.K. supermarket chain Tesco plc is reportedly considering laying off as many as 10,000 employees in response to poor profit performance.

February 11, 2015

Target Corp. plans to lay off about 550 headquarters employees as the company winds down its Canadian operations, the Star Tribune reported Wednesday.

February 9, 2015

Retail industry employment increased by 34,800 jobs in January 2015, as retailers held on and even added to their staffs following the holiday shopping season.

January 28, 2015

In its ongoing efforts to reduce costs, Sears Holding Corp. is cutting jobs.

January 27, 2015

Restaurants will remain the nation’s hottest hirer this year.  An annual report by the National Restaurant Association indicated that, as it has for the last 16 years, the restaurant industry employment will outpace employment growth in 2015.

January 21, 2015

Lowe's Companies Inc. plans to hire approximately 30,000 seasonal employees at its stores in the U.S. during spring, which is typically the busiest time of year in the home improvement industry.

January 21, 2015

The family of James McNair, the comedian killed in the automobile accident that also seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan, has reached a financial settlement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Reuters reported.

January 20, 2015

Sears Canada is reaching out to Target’s Canadian employees.

January 16, 2015

Thomas Sabatino Jr., executive VP, global chief legal and administrative officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, will be leaving the company to join Hertz Global Holdings effective Feb.9.

January 8, 2015

Rite Aid Corp. has promoted Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad, currently VP, healthcare initiatives, to group VP, pharmacy initiatives and clinical services.

January 7, 2015

La-Z-Boy Inc. has appointed Barbara J. Runyon as chief human resources officer.

January 5, 2015

A federal judge recommended approval of a revised settlement of a lawsuit that challenged the pay of former Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries.

January 5, 2015

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that Jennifer Safavian has joined the association as executive VP for government affairs, effective Jan. 5.

January 5, 2015

The minimum wage rose in 20 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia on Jan. 1.

December 30, 2014

The statement  “class action for wage and hour violations” has become an all too familiar phrase in the retail industry. 

December 29, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor is reportedly investigating how RadioShack has been managing its 401(k) retirement plans for employees.

December 29, 2014

Minimum wage increases scheduled to take effect in 24 states and Washington, D.C. will affect employees at more than 1,400 Wal-Mart stores and 200 Sam’s Club stores in the U.S.