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The Carson Pirie Scott & Co

The Carson Pirie Scott & Co. department store firm was founded in 1889. Today it is an operating division of Profitt's Inc., which also operates five other regional department store chains: Profitt's, McRae's, Younkers, Parisian, and Herberger's. Carson is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has well over 50 department stores, as well as four freestanding furniture galleries, in four states: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Its annual sales exceed $1.1 billion. Carson stores function under three different names: Bergner's, Boston Store, and Carson Pirie Scott.

The Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Web site provides a lot of important information about the firm itself and the employment opportunities that are available there. It offers a great many career options and provides a good illustration of the types of career paths that are available in department store chains; and department stores remain one of the most dominant employers in retailing.

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