The improving economy is painting a good picture for people seeking Dallas retail jobs.
Ira Kalish, director of global economics for Deloitte, is predicting that consumers will continue to spend more money this year. The uptick in shopping will be brought on by the slowly-but-surely improving job market, which should include more sales employment opportunities (Click here) and higher income levels.
This prediction comes on the heels of the 2010 holiday shopping season, which was the best for retailers since before the economic recession began at the end of 2007. However, many people are still without jobs, and people who are shopping are spending their money on lower priced items.
"For those consumers that have jobs and are not underwater with their mortgages, there could be a slight uptick in spending," Kalish told Reuters. "To the extent they spend, they will be very price sensitive and more apt to spend more on small things rather than big items."
The International Council of Shopping Centers is predicting that same-store sales will increase by 3 percent to 3.5 percent this year. Big box stores that offer more sales and lower prices will benefit the most from that increase.
This bodes well for those wondering what sales careers Texas has to offer. The local economy has stayed ahead of the nation in most respects, and as the national employment situation continues to improve, it should become easier to secure a position in the sales industry.
During November, the unemployment rate in Texas increased to 8.2 percent after remaining at 8.1 percent for two months in a row. Despite that increase, the state's rate was still lower than the national average at the time of 9.8 percent.
Texas employed a total of 10,432,200 workers during November, which is up from 10,413,100 workers during October and a 1.9 percent increase from last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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