Source, 6abc, Ashley Johnson
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — The King of Prussia Mall was one of five Simon Malls in the Philadelphia area that hosted a job fair Tuesday amid the nationwide staffing shortage.
The job fair also took place at several other area shopping malls, including Philadelphia Mills, Oxford Valley Mall and the Montgomery Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Retailers had the opportunity to recruit for new hires with informational tables outside their shops.
There were close to 100 retailers participanting at King of Prussia Mall, including restaurants, clothing stores and luxury retailers.
“A lot of stores in the mall are looking for employment, and this is something going on all over the place, all over the country. So we’re doing this to help our merchants,” said King of Prussia Mall general manager Robert Hart.
While retail is bouncing back from the pandemic, the ability to hire new employees is dwindling.