CFR’s industry research informs our program development, including our offerings in essential services and the direction of our civic engagement and advocacy.
Pathways to Success
In 2017, CFR published our report “Pathways to Success: The Need for Accessible, Appropriate Trainings for Retail Workers.” Our research shows that while career ladders exist in retail, workers have trouble climbing those ladders and are expected to take on additional responsibilities without a change in title, pay or additional training. Expanding access to quality training is a key mechanism to increase longevity, de-segregate the workforce, and build a career ladder for retail workers. Learn more about the report HERE.
The State of Retail
CFR stays up-to-date with the state of current and pending legislation protecting retail workers and low-wage workers in locally, state-wide, and federally.
The Future of Retail
We’re studying the challenges facing retail as e-commerce grows and associated jobs, including warehouse and delivery roles, become more prevalent in New York City.