The employment picture is not pretty, especially in retail where major malls are no longer as attractive to adult purchasers as they are to younger people looking to meet friends and "hang out." It appears that the convenience of Amazon, especially their Prime program offering 2-day free delivery outweighs the effort of getting in the car and visiting the local emporium of choice. Online shopping also curtails spontaneous "impulse" purchasing and makes one acutely aware of the bottom line costs of their purchases. Of course, for the "shopaholic," there are those television channels that make the purchasing of various goods as easy as dialing your phone and entering your order with voice commands.
Look for continuing job losses in the near future.