WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10: NATIONAL SALESPERSON'S DAY
Profile America -- Friday, December 10th. With Christmas Eve just two weeks away, the nation's retail stores certainly will be crowded for the weekend, as shoppers get into high gear to check off the names on their gift list. It's a time for goodwill and patience on the part of all concerned. In our rush, we may overlook the good work of the salespeople who staff the country's 1.1 million retail businesses, ranging from furniture to auto parts to sporting goods, and without whom shopping would be impossible. Whether part time or career, there are close to 16 million employees staffing these businesses, most of them sharing their expertise and providing service with a smile. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar Events 2010, p. 597
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 1008
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau