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Retail sales associates are usually hourly employees who can expect to work shifts between 4 and 10 hours long per day depending on the needs of the store.
Retail stores have different policies regarding background checks for retail sales associate. Whether or not a background check will be required should be disclosed during the application process and be in compliance with local, state and federal laws. Background checks may vary by location and type but most will include basic identity verification, national criminal registry check, and national sex offender check.
The minimum age to become a retail sales associate is 16 years old. However, some retail stores may choose to only hire individuals over the age of 17 or 18.