Thursday, November 26, 2009

Banana Republic Outsourcing Local Retail Jobs

The unemployment rate in California is 12.5%, yet the San Francisco Banana Republic store hired outside the U.S. for Christmas help. Banana Republic is owned by The Gap Inc., who tells us they did not have enough applications from locals to staff the store during the Christmas season. 39 graduate students from all over the world were hired through an agency, that supplies international students with jobs in the United States, to work through the holidays at the SF Banana Republic store. If The Gap Inc. would rather hire foreign help than people from this country who are in need of work, I for one will not be shopping at any of The Gap stores including Old Navy and the Banana Republic. At the end of the day The Gap Inc should be ashamed of themselves.