Hamtramck, Michigan is a city of immigrants. These days mostly from Bangladesh and Yemen, so anti-Muslim attitudes hit hard.
Despite increasing sales, retail jobs decrease
“We are finding a lot of the stores we go into, they are either having automatic checkouts or they’re hiring fewer people,” Murthy said.
Murthy attributes the growth in sales and shrinking workforce to a sign of the times. She says the minus in the equation is the fact that too many people are still coping with limited disposable incomes.