Retail trade and restaurants – especially fast-food restaurants – are major sources of minimum wage jobs in DC, which means that they are two of the industries most affected by minimum wage increases. Job growth in both of these industries was strong during the first phase of DC’s minimum wage increase. See Table 1.
Washington, D.C. Retail Jobs - Washington Business Journal
These findings show that jobs in both restaurants and retail trade in DC are growing faster than they have in previous years, and growing faster than they are in DC’s suburbs.
10 Premium Retail Jobs in Washington, DC | LinkedIn
The minimum wage increases – in tandem with other new worker laws in the District, including paid sick leave, wage theft prevention, and anti-discrimination protections – will help ensure that all DC residents have access to quality jobs. The recent growth in retail and food service jobs is an early indication that these job protections can occur without affecting job opportunities.
8,800+ Retail Jobs in Washington, DC | LinkedIn
The WDCEP is pleased to announce that over 1,000 new retail jobs have been created in DC in 2013. This includes 600 jobs at the District’s first two Walmart Stores opening, December 4, 2013. An additional 350 jobs were added to the local market with the opening of H & M at Chevy Chase Pavilion, Marshall’s at the National Shops, TJ Maxx/Home Goods at Georgetown Park, Nordstrom Rack at 18th & L Streets, Giant Food at City Market at O, and several smaller boutiques that opened throughout the city.