Resources

There are many organizations in Chicago and across the country contributing to the body of knowledge for the retail industry. We have provided numerous resources for job seekers and retailers – take a look.

Videos

Gap Inc.’s This Way Ahead Internship Program

Reports

The Good Job Strategy – Zeynep Ton

Ton researched how companies can create a competitive business advantage by focusing on creating good jobs.

The Idea Driven Organization – Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder

The premise of Robinson and Schroeder is that “80 percent of innovation should derive from frontline workers, not managers.”

Employer Toolkit — Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

The Women’s Fund has created a very accessible, open-source toolkit for employers in creating better jobs for low-income workers.

Other

Conversational Commerce: How good retail jobs Boost Business

Bad jobs are bringing down retailers like Toys R Us, but it doesn't have to be that way says Zeynep Ton, president of the Good Jobs Institute.

The Jobless Rate Is Finally Below 4 Percent. Our Economic Goals Still Don’t Reflect That.

The lowest job rate since 2000 suggests the focus should not be on job creation but on the quality of those jobs