Working Class Women Hurt the Most in Retail Closures

Most of the women who work in retail have jobs as checkers or sales clerks. As brick and mortar stores disappear, so do these women’s jobs. The combination of off-shoring, automation and online shopping, – especially the “Amazon effect” – are having a devastating effect on working class women. 129,000 women lost retail jobs in 2017. The Guardian frames the economy and job market as a “long, slow recovery”. Our question is…”recovery for whom?”

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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