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NRF launches job board on revamped site

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation has launched Retail Jobs powered by NRF, a recruiting and search tool developed specifically for retailers and job seekers.

The job board will serve as a fundamental part of NRF’s This Is Retail: Careers, Community, Innovation campaign, launched in April.

“Whether in stores or corporate headquarters, retail offers incredible career opportunities in fields like marketing, finance, technology, loss prevention, merchandising and management, and Retail Jobs powered by NRF is tangible proof that our industry offers diverse and unique career paths for some of the world’s most recognizable brands,” said NRF Foundation executive director Ellen Davis. “Creating one job board for retailers to showcase their professional level careers will help connect employers with fantastic candidates at all levels of the spectrum.”

Retail Jobs powered by NRF will provide retail companies the opportunity to showcase the assortment of positions they have available. In addition to job board postings, employers have an opportunity to have their jobs featured in daily emails to thousands of retail professionals via NRF and Shop.org SmartBriefs. NRF, Shop.org and ARTS members will receive a special member rate for posting their jobs. Retail Jobs powered by NRF is powered by JobTarget, a leading provider of job websites and career centers for organizations that serve niche audiences.  

Students looking for entry-level positions for a career in retail, as well as retail professionals and all other job seekers, can post resumes directly to the site for employers to search. Job seekers will be able to sort through available opportunities and post their resumes anonymously so retailers can view them. 

NRF has also unveiled the complete version of its content-driven website, thisisretail.org. The website will house industry research, interactive content editorial posts by industry insiders and the newly created Retail Jobs powered by NRF job board.

This is Retail includes original content and a creative slideshow of the “most weirdly awesome” retail jobs and a careers roadmap that helps candidates decide which area of retail suits their skill set best. It also features personal stories from retailers and industry partners highlighting careers, community and innovation with a focus on how working within the retail has impacted them personally and professionally. 

The NRF Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation and is funded in part by donations from retail industry supporters.