As The Retail Industry Continues it’s Shift to Online, The Beauty and Wellness Industry Continues To Grow Local Jobs.
Is it Time For You to Pursue a Future-Proof Career in Beauty & Wellness?
After all, you can’t get a professional haircut, facial or massage on the internet. On the other hand, as the retail industry undergoes a major shift to selling only online, which has been accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its workforce is more vulnerable than ever.
The Bad News:
Permanent store closures number in the thousands. Dozens of retailers have filed for bankruptcy, while many more are at risk. Meantime, a growing number of customers want to shop online and get their purchases through home delivery.
More than 25% of American jobs were supported by the retail industry before the shift to online purchasing and the Covid-19 crisis hit the U.S., according to the National Retail Federation. That made retail the largest private sector employer in the USA. That number includes people who work directly for a retailer, like at an apparel store, warehouse or coffee shop. It also includes jobs created by the industry, such as construction workers building a mall, etc…
The number of workers in retail stores has seen a major decrease. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 15.7 million were employed by retailers in February. That dropped by about 2.4 million in March and April.
The Good News:
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to many new openings for massage therapists.
The future for cosmetologists is looking very bright indeed, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The demand for cosmetologists is expected to grow by 16% between 2018 and 2028. … Opportunities for manicurists and pedicurists are projected to grow by 19 percent, according to BLS.
Employment of skincare specialists (Estheticians) is projected to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The desire among many women and a growing number of men to reduce the effects of aging will result in employment growth. Good job opportunities are expected.
If you have lost your job in the retail or any other industry – or are just ready for a change – It’s never too late to pursue a rewarding career in Beauty & Wellness!
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