The global retail industry experienced a 23% rise in new job postings related to corporate governance in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Corporate Governance in Retail – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to an 88% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers jobs accounted for a 13% share of the global retail industry’s corporate governance-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 29% over the prior quarter.

First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers drive corporate governance-related hiring activity

First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers, with a share of 13%, emerged as the top corporate governance-related job roles within the retail industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 29% quarter-on-quarter. Laborers and Material Movers came in second with a share of 7% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rise by 2224% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent corporate governance roles include General and Operations Managers with a 5% share in Q3 2022, Retail Salespersons with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in retail industry accounted for 94% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Walgreens Boots Alliance, Macy's, Sprouts Farmers Market and Amazon.com. Together they accounted for a combined share of 94% of all corporate governance-related active jobs in the retail industry.

Walgreens Boots Alliance posted 1,346 jobs in Q3 2022 and registered a rise of 25% over the previous quarter, followed by Macy's with 904 jobs and a 275% growth. Sprouts Farmers Market with 856 jobs and Amazon.com with 752 jobs, recorded a 42700% growth and a 22% decrease, respectively, while Neiman Marcus Group recorded a 19067% increase with 575 job postings during Q3 2022.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 79% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of corporate governance-related new job postings in the retail industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 79% followed by the UK (5%) and Canada (5%). The share represented by the US was seven percentage points higher than the 72% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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