Retail Trade Hiring Is Up at the Outset of the Holiday Season

December 21, 2015
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Business owners, specifically those operating in the retail trade, typically experience an uptick in business around the holiday season and this year is no exception. Many of those businesses hire additional employees to handle the holiday rush, and hiring data indicates employment growth in the retail trade sector is gaining steam at the outset of this holiday season.

Retail trade data from the Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index reveals the rate of employment growth in this sector increased 0.24% from October 2015 to November 2015, the best one-month growth rate since the sector’s index peaked in April 2014. While this represents a notable month-over-month lift, year-over-year, employment growth in the retail trade sector is down 0.12 percent.

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Tracy Volkmann
Public Relations Program Manager
585-387-6705

Tracy Volkmann

Tracy Volkmann began working at Paychex in July 2014 and currently serves as the public relations program manager. In this role, she is responsible for research PR efforts, as well as all publicity for the company's technology solution, Paychex Flex, and supporting overall goals of the public relations department. Tracy is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and has a background in collegiate athletic communications, having spent seven years at West Point.