Sign Of The Times: It’s As Hard To Get Into Harvard As It Is To Get A Job At The Container Store

About 3 percent of the people who apply for jobs at The Container Store will ultimately be hired, reports the LA Times.

That’s depressing.

Furthermore, recruits whose online applications are chosen from the pile will then be subjected to a phone interview, a group interview, and as many as three additional one-on-one meetings.

For a sales position.

The extra scrutiny is due in part because the holiday shopping season is coming, but also because, well, it’s a buyer’s market. (Also, The Container Store offers benefits for even part-timers, so they can afford to be picky.)

And if 450 people applied for jobs at a new Container Store…no wonder it’s so hard to get a good job.