A Good Retail Job - Framingham, MA

This is an exciting opportunity that could be the start of a great career with Cumberland Farms! We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who enjoy helping customers. Join us as a Manager-In-Training and show our customers what good customer service is all about!

As Store Manager you will manage a retail location using critical information from state-of-the-art in-store computer systems, maximize profits using proven marketing and merchandising strategies, analyze store financial data for cost containment, inventory management and hire, train and develop employees to their fullest potential.

Cumberland Farms, Inc., offers a competitive employee benefits program. We offer benefits to salaried, full time and part time hourly employees. If you're looking for an exciting career with a progressive company and an excellent benefits package, then apply today!

The Stop That Keeps You Going Careers That Keep You Growing

Now You See Them...Retailers Need to Engage Fast with Gen Y New Hires

Employers must win over their younger new hires quickly, according to a survey of more than 2,500 senior human resources executives conducted by Boston-based global consulting firm Novations Group (www.novations.com).

About half of the executives (51 percent) reported that they have between one and six months to show Generation Y employees that the company is the best place for them. One-quarter (26 percent) indicated they have less than a month to do so!

This means retail managers have a short window of time to capture the hearts and minds of Gen Y new hires. Some simply tactics to improve Gen Y retention are:
  • Making sure that every applicant gets a realistic job preview and a clear sense of what to expect from he company.
  • Try to connect new hires with other employees

Facing Facts

If you're wondering what the face of Facebook users looks like, you're not alone. The Simultaneous Media Usage Study (SIMM) conducted last December by BIGresearch offers some insight.

Amound survey participants who indicated that they go to Facebook most often for fun/entertainment:
  • 64 percent are female
  • 63 percent are ages 18 to 24
  • 73 percent regularly view photos from friends
  • 59 percent regularly IM/chat while online
  • For women's clothing, they shop most often at Forever21, American Eagle and Old Navy
  • For men's clothing , they shop most often at American Eagle, Kohl's and JCPenny

Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program

Cumberland Farms hosts the third year of its Believe and Achieve Scholarship open to college-bound seniors. The program awards about 80 individual scholarships of $1,000 to students in the Northeast and Florida.
The Believe and Achieve Scholarship program is open to students who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms. The program is also open to children of Cumberland Farms employees. While the initiative takes academic performance into account, the award also considers students’ financial needs.
Applications can be submitted online through http://www.cumberlandfarms.com/ from Oct. 15 through Dec. 15. Information about the Believe and Achieve Scholarship, including entry criteria and deadlines, is available online as well as at Cumberland Farms locations.

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Working in Retail

Retail continues to be an industry with enormous growth potential. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the retail sector is expected to increase to more than 26 million employees by the year 2010. Retailers are always looking for good people with a commitment to customer service, the ability to work in a team environment and who can work through complex situations with problem solving skills. Working in retail offers many exciting opportunities for dedicated individuals.

An Example Retail Career Path:

Area Sales Manager - Supervises a territory of stores

Store Manager - Responsible for the day-to-day operations

Manager-in-Training - Trains to run a store

Customer Service Associate - Can be part-time or full-time