Retail ranks highly among best workplaces with advancement opportunities

Oct 20, 2022
Written by WR Communications

A new study ranked more than 200 of the largest companies in the U.S. by economic and job opportunity based on nine criteria, including access to employment, wages, job growth, and promotion opportunities.

The top 50 companies ranking as “best overall” included WR members Costco and AutoZone. The top 10 companies ranked as the “10 best companies to advance within” included WR members AutoZone, Gap, Lowe’s, and Macy’s.

The retail industry fared well in the report to the millions of inexperienced and first-job workers that start at entry-level associate and cashier jobs.

The study, The American Opportunity Index: A Corporate Scorecard of Worker Advancement, was a joint Project of the Burning Glass Institute, the Harvard Business School Project on Managing the Future of Work, and the Schultz Family Foundation. Additional resources are available on their website.


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