Finding quality employees who stay long term and have the potential to become a next-generation store leader is a concern independent home improvement retailers express to the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA).

Recruiting members of Generation Z—who are the current teens and early 20-somethings entering the workforce—may be challenging, because less than half of them work full- or part-time, according to data from the National Retail Federation (NRF). Many of them aren’t interested yet in finding work due to the low pay of first-time jobs, among other reasons, the retail trade association reports.

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