Retail Career Training

Learn about the NRF Foundation RISE Up program

The retail industry is America’s largest private-sector employer, offering first jobs, second chances, and lifelong careers to millions of people every day.

But employers are challenged to find the workers they need. That’s where the NRF Foundation’s RISE Up training and credential program is making a huge difference, preparing people with the skills that retailers want in an industry that is a great place to start and a great place to grow.

1 in 3

Washington Retail recommends the NRF Foundation’s industry-backed RISE Up training and credentials for organizations that are working to help people get the skills they need to launch a career and work their way up.

The RISE Up program includes three courses: Retail Industry Fundamentals, Customer Service and Sales and the Business of Retail: Operations and Profit. Each cover valuable skills and industry information that help current or prospective employees thrive in retail careers.

71 percent

Do you have an employee that is showing an interest in career with your company? Are you working with an internship/apprenticeship programs now and would like to add the RISE Up program to your curriculum?

Learn more about how RISE Up can help your organization or business by reaching out to NRF Foundation Director of Outreach Kate Fessler or Rick Means at Washington Retail.

NRF Foundation logo

Here is a booklet with additional details

Here is a link to a Career & Technical Educators presentation about this program.

Below are some short videos on this great program

Come Together 1.5min

Call to Action 30sec

Arizona Partner of the year 2020 2min

Impact 45sec

Human Resources Services

Employment Law

Washington Retail has retained a law firm that specializes in workers’ compensation employer defense.
Learn More »

Employee Manual

Retail Services has partnered with a law firm to offer members an employee manual with a complete summary of legal requirements for doing business in Washington. The manual will be updated on a regular basis.
Learn More »

Private Investigation

Retro members have access to specialized services should they become necessary. One such service can help investigate and discover workers’ compensation fraud. If you suspect it, we can contract with a full-service investigation company to minimize potential or ongoing risks.
Learn More »

Vocational Counseling

Vocational Counseling is a service designed to develop the skills and abilities of a person to the point they can perform a specific vocation in a productive way.
Learn More »

Only Washington Retail members have access to the services and resources available from Retail Services

Membership Requirements »

Retro is a safety incentive program. Let us help you drive down the costs of doing business in Washington State

Learn More About Retro »