Last holiday season, large chain stores reported $616 billion in total retail sales — a 4 percent increase over the previous year. With this year’s holiday shopping season upon us, businesses are expected to face an even bigger increase in crowds and sales, making the demand for seasonal employees higher…

If you ask someone who graduated from college in the past decade whether their education was worth it, their answer is going to depend a lot on whether they felt like someone on campus took a personal interest in their success. Recent alumni who had a strong, supportive relationship with…

There’s good news for teens about summer jobs: It’s not too late to get one. Although many positions have been filled, turnover is often high among teenage workers, says John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the outplacement firm. “Retailers, restaurants, amusement parks and the like may continue hiring…