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Retail customer service jobs serve as a way for the retail establishment to handle any conflicts that may arise from the products that are sold. Questions about the services offered, policies, order and delivery placement, and gift wrapping availability are answered by these workers. Interacting with the customers through the telephone and in person jobs in customer service vary in complexity, from simple refunds to more complex issues.

Individuals with retail customer service jobs have at least their high school diploma although employers have recently begun to hire workers that have at least an associate or bachelor's degree. Training is generally given by managers or supervisors while on the job to familiarize new employees with techniques to use when interacting with customers, use of computer systems, and company policies and regulations. Training can last anywhere from a week to a month but this varies based on the period.

In 2006, there were around 2.2 million jobs with these occupations found in nearly every job industry such as insurance carriers, insurance agencies and brokerages, and banks and credit unions. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is an expected increase of 23 percent. This employment rate will be much faster than the national average for all occupations with the increase attributed to the growing concern of establishments providing first rate customer service to ensure customer retention to their brand. Additional opportunities for retail customer service jobs will come from the need to replace workers that change careers or exit the work force.                  

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