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Retailers Concerned With Staffing for Summer Season: Survey

Potential staffing shortages this summer are the top concern for retailers, followed by global events and banking sector issues.




Retailers Concerned With Staffing for Summer Season: Survey

Retail executives say their top concern going into the summer season is staffing and wage issues, according to a new survey by Multimedia Plus. 

More than 50 percent of senior executives surveyed said staffing and wage concerns are at the top of their minds as they prepare for the summer. Global events, banking sector concerns and new store openings followed, respectively. 

Regarding the summer staffing concerns, 30.63 percent said the hiring environment is about the same compared to last year. However, almost a quarter said positions are harder to fill. 

Recently, a survey of frontline retail workers revealed that most workers feel that technology essential to their jobs is not being updated or provided to them by upper management. In the Multimedia Plus survey, more than half of the retail executives said their spending on technology will remain the same as last year. Only 13.46 percent said they plan to increase their spending on technology by more than 10 percent.



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!”

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