Chestnut Hill’s retail recruiter resigns

After two years on the job in Chestnut Hill, retail recruiter Eileen Reilly has resigned from her job with the business association.

“It is just time to move on,” she said. “I wanted to make a difference in my community and I think I have.”

Reilly said during her time at her job, the vacancy rate in Chestnut Hill has swiftly dropped from 20 percent. By the end of June, Reilly said she hopes the rate will be at 11 percent.

“That is a drop that I can be proud of,” she said. “Further, the quality of the retailer has changed to reflect the interests of the shopper. Chestnut Hill is far younger than the public realizes.”

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According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the average age for the 19118 zip code was 41.9 years old.

Reilly said interviews for the position (job description), which already has several applicants, will likely start next week.

“I look forward to helping the next recruiter continue the forward momentum,” adding that she estimates that she’ll be on the job training the new recruiter through the month of June.

As for a new job, Reilly plans on taking her time.

“I am working on a couple of possibilities and will enjoy making the decision for the next challenge while looking at the ocean,” she added.

Reilly said she’ll look back at the last two years in fondness, while still enjoying seeing the difference she’s made in her community.

“Germantown Avenue is a patchwork of talented, motivated business men and women,” she said. “I will continue to enjoy their company as a customer.”

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