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Identifying Existing Skills Gap In Retail Sector: Issues & Implications For Retailers In Bhilai & Raipur (CG) Region


Identifying Existing Skills Gap In Retail Sector: Issues & Implications For  Retailers In Bhilai & Raipur (CG) Region
Authors : Monal Deshmukh, Girish Chourasia, Sushil Punwatkar
Publication Date: 28-12-2012

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Author(s):  Monal Deshmukh, Girish Chourasia, Sushil Punwatkar

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Vol.1 - Issue 10 (December - 2012)

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

Abstract

Abstract: The study sought to identify the potential skills gap associated with the organized retail outlets in central India. So this research aims to investigate the major skills required in this area and the extent to which the gap exists. Research was conducted across Durg, Bhilai& Raipur regions where retail industry is in nascent state. Face-to-face interview with random individuals and focus group (in some cases), was conducted. The sample size of 150 retailers was taken to conduct this study. The findings suggests that there is a need to raise the image of the sector, to promote the variety of career options; to clarify the retail qualifications and training available, and to work towards retail”Ēs earlier inclusion in academic curriculum.

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