On August 4, Governor Inslee signed his fourth proclamation declaring September as Careers in Retail Month. 
This month is a time to recognize the importance of the retail workforce, a diverse industry employing over 400,000 Washingtonians, and its contributions to helping our state's economy thrive.
Legislation supporting careers in retail (HB 2019) also passed this year, increasing educational and training opportunities for retail workers around the state. This law will help to promote successful long-term career pathways within the retail industry.
Join WR in thanking Washington retailers and our retail workforce for their vital service to our communities.