For example, here's a complaint that WalMart destroys retail jobs by opening a store in an area. Well, yes, of course it does, that's the whole point of this game we call the economy: Walmart doesn't bring new jobs with it, either, not even crappy Walmart jobs. Instead, it brings unemployment and poverty:
The retail giant is always watching. OUR Walmart made its claims public in June 2011, when 97 employees and their supporters arrived in Bentonville with a …
How Ecommerce Creates Jobs and Reduces Income Inequality? and-mortar retail jobs. We explain this job growth by showing that a retail “apocalypse” that will destroy jobs that employ 15% of the American workforce, further truly began in 1988, when Walmart opened up its first Supercenter in Washington, Missouri. Over the next two decades, Walmart…
What Does Walmart Do With All the Merchandise Returned ? With more than 4,000 stores in the U.S., each return center serves roughly 680 stores. Wal-Mart's returns are relatively small despite the company's liberal return policy, according to a company spokesman. That said, merchandise castoffs are a business entity of their own for the retail giant.
A mound of studies that have found a small, negative effect. Turn it every which way but sidewise, and the safe conclusion is, after Walmart comes in, the number of retail jobs is the same as it beforehand. It’s just different jobs. In fact, retail employment in the United States has been incredibly stable for the last 20 years.
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