Connect with us


Being Open to On-Site Work Can Land a Job in Retail

Insistence on remote-only posts limits career options, survey shows.




Being Open to On-Site Work Can Land a Job in Retail
PHOTOGRAPHY: Liubomyr Vorona/

Unemployed Americans are experiencing a massive case of job hunt burnout, according to a new survey from Insight Global. One solution, the national staffing company says: be open to jobs requiring an on-site presence, which includes working in brick-and-mortar stores.

“It’s no wonder that so many unemployed Americans are feeling unmotivated – between several years of a volatile job market, headcount reductions, budget cuts, hiring freezes and a total overhaul of the way companies are running their businesses, it can feel downright impossible to get back on track,” said Bert Bean, CEO of Insight Global.

But despite the unemployed being unmotivated in their job search, Bean recommends they change the narrative and thinking about the market in new ways. A top strategy: rethink remote.

Survey results reveal that over 1 in 5 (21 percent) recently unemployed millennials feel they are still unemployed because they will only apply to remote job opportunities. Being closed off to jobs just because they require face time – such as staffing a store, grocery or restaurant — is going to significantly limit what is available to you.

“My advice is to be open to either hybrid work opportunities or even those that require full time in the workplace,” says Bean. “It helps with colleague connections and produces a level of productivity that I personally feel is most attainable when you’re together.”

Click here for more results and job-hunting strategies from the Insight Global survey.




She Wanted to Spend More Time with Her Kids. She Called Wilkerson.

Your children are precious. More precious than gold? Absolutely! Just ask Lesley Ann Davis, owner of Lesley Ann Jewels, an independent jewelry store that — until the end of 2023 — had quite a following in Houston, Texas. To spend more time with her four sons, all in high school, she decided to close her store. Luckily, she was familiar with Wilkerson and called them as soon as she knew she wanted to move on to bigger, better and more family-focused things. Was she happy with her decision? Yes, she was. Says Davis, “Any owner looking to make that life change, looking to retire, looking to close, looking for a pause in their career, I would recommend Wilkerson. Hands down!”

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular