The global retail industry experienced a 4% drop in new job postings related to environmental sustainability in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Environmental Sustainability in Retail – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 200% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing Workers jobs accounted for a 10% share of the global retail industry’s environmental sustainability-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, down 12% over the prior quarter.

Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing Workers drive environmental sustainability-related hiring activity

Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing Workers, with a share of 10%, emerged as the top environmental sustainability-related job roles within the retail industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings drop by 12% quarter-on-quarter. Bakers came in second with a share of 9% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rise by 12% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent environmental sustainability roles include Laborers and Material Movers with a 7% share in Q3 2022, Retail Salespersons with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in retail industry accounted for 8% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Southeastern Grocers Inc, Walmart, Amazon.com and Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack of California. Together they accounted for a combined share of 8% of all environmental sustainability-related active jobs in the retail industry.

Southeastern Grocers Inc posted 3,697 jobs in Q3 2022 and registered a rise of 15% over the previous quarter, followed by Walmart with 2,148 jobs and a 35% drop. Amazon.com with 489 jobs and Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack of California with 480 jobs, recorded a 36% decline and a 72% increase, respectively, while Town Pump recorded a 28% increase with 468 job postings during Q3 2022.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with an 87% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of environmental sustainability-related new job postings in the retail industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 87% followed by the UK (4%) and India (2%). The share represented by the US was 0.79 percentage points lower than the 88% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

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