The National Retail Federation today announced the hiring of Mark Mathews as vice president of research development and industry analysis. Mathews will develop, evaluate and direct research initiatives for NRF’s Retail Research and Analysis Center which was announced in April.
As a part of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation’s $100 million commitment to industry workforce development, an $800,000 grant has been awarded to the NRF Foundation. Through this grant the NRF Foundation will work with employers to determine the competencies needed in the industry and the potential for a new industry-validated credentialing program to help store and distribution center employees advance their careers.
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold on news that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has ratified a five-year labor contract with the Pacific Maritime Association covering dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports:
The Obama Administration’s plan to revise federal overtime regulations would likely “hollow out” low- and mid-level management positions in the restaurant and retail industries and result in a shift toward more hourly and part-time workers, a new National Retail Federation report showed today.
International trade benefits American businesses, consumers and families, the National Retail Federation said today in a letter to Congress expressing support for the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, which would renew Trade Promotion Authority.
The National Retail Federation expressed deep disappointed that the Senate failed to begin consideration of trade legislation, including bipartisan legislation that would renew trade promotion authority.
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is returning to normal as officials prepare to count votes on ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement that ended months of uncertainty.