Linda Johansen-James created POP-Up Staffing to find the very best talent for the Retail Industry

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POP-UP Staffing with Linda Johansen-James

The most important step in our Management & Operations secret sauce is to hire the right people.

Responding to marketplace demand by retailers and developers, we created Pop-Up Staffing, LLC in 2017, specializing in short and long-term retail hiring and staffing for all manner of retail environments.

Pop-Up brings a wealth of experience training thousands of salespeople in over 2,000 locations worldwide. As you learned from our education and training section, we focus on creating brand ambassadors who create unique and immersive customer experiences that drive sales and build long-lasting, positive customer relationships.

Finding a good fit is an essential foundation for any successful retail business. We believe there is a combination of art and science to the hiring process.

Staff Meeting at Pop-Up Staffing and International Retail Group
Linda Johansen-James and Jeremy Walker training the next generation of front line sales professionals.

Talented people are out there, but it takes time, effort and experience to attract them.

As experts in retail employment, Pop-Up Staffing enables you to completely focus on managing your growing retail enterprise while we find the right people to represent your brand.

With more than twenty-five years of experience in hiring, recruiting and staffing, we offer mall developers, leasing managers and our retailers a one-stop valued-based solution. We magnify the customer experience with your brand by hiring the best people to represent your products.

Offering several tiers of engagement depending on specific client needs, Pop-Up Staffing can provide services from simple screening/interviewing to full-service personnel management.

It is not enough to place people in sales positions – an ongoing education and training program is essential to maintaining brand integrity.

Remember, superlative customer interaction and an educated staff are the cornerstone for today’s brands. We have a track record in training your staff to handle ALL objection handling with problem solving. We focus on the following…

Training and Education:
The first step under Management & Operations is Training.

If today’s consumer can go online and learn about your product, what would give your front-line people that elusive competitive edge?


It is not enough to place people in sales positions – an ongoing education and training program is essential to maintaining brand integrity.

IRG employs a well-established customer service training approach that ensures the staff representing your brand are educated in the product, understand how to listen to the customer and are adept at providing solutions that result in sales and return visits.

In other words, we make sure we hire and create Brand Ambassadors!


“Your staff understands the product as if they invented it…wow.
 Just wow.”

Proactiv® Development Scientists

“Our experts ensure that each employee is exceptionally well-trained with a deep knowledge of your brand along with best-in-class consultative sales skills.”

— Linda Johansen-James

Founder of International Retail Group, LLC and Pop-Up Staffing, LLC.

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