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The 373,000-Job Deficit in Fashion Retail

The department and specialty store job market was split in December, but still dominated by coronavirus…

Contract Negotiations for 4,300 Macy’s Workers Cause Debate

Union workers in four Macy's stores will be negotiating a new contract, despite many unknowns related to the…

May’s Jobs Number Disappoints, Stocks Gain

Both department stores and clothing stores shed workers last month, but investors dreamt of a rate cut.

NYC Council Members Make Unannounced Visit to H&M Offices on Union Contract Negotiations

Addressed to Karl-Johann Persson, chief executive officer of the H&M Group, the letter was signed by 28 New…

U.S. Saw Rise in Jobs but Mixed Bag in Retail Sector

Clothing and accessories stores added jobs in June, but department stores shed them.

H&M Responds to Union Rally Outside of Herald Square Flagship in New York

About 100 people demonstrated outside of the H&M flagship in Herald Square Wednesday, calling for a fair…

Five Years After Rana Plaza, Leaders Emphasize Need for Brands to Sign Accord Renewal

Attendees emphasized the need for companies to support the renewal of The Accord on Fire and Building Safety…

Retail’s February Hiring Surge Gets Jobs Back to Year-Ago Level

The industry is hiring again after last year's widespread layoffs and store closures.

Retailers See October Sales Boost as Prices Rise

Even with slightly higher prices, specialty, department and online stores saw sales improve as they head into…

Retail Jobs Hit Hard by Record Hurricane Season

The national employment rate dropped for the first time in seven years.

Research: Ethical Brands Criticized More for Child Labor Abuses

More than 168 million children are forced into child labor, according to the nonprofit GoodWeave that aims to…

Retail Still Losing Jobs as Other Industries See Pickup

The industry cut thousands of jobs during March, with struggling department stores hit hardest.

Trump Eyes Defense Spending Boost Through Cuts to Other Agencies

By cutting $54 billion from the collective budgets of government agencies dealing with trade, the economy and…

U.S. College Students Team Up to Challenge Nike About Access to Factories

Students at dozens of universities are banding together through United Students Against Sweatshops to rally…

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Sweatshop conditions are still found in garment factories in California 20 years after investigators…