The Asia-Pacific retail industry experienced a 2% rise in new job postings in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Woolworths Group with 15,756 job postings, according to GlobalData’s analysis of retail company job postings. GlobalData’s Retail: Hiring Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the retail industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Sales and Related Occupations jobs accounted for a 12% share of the Asia-Pacific retail industry’s total new job postings in Q4 2023, rise 42% over the prior quarter.

Sales and Related Occupations drive retail industry hiring activity

Sales and Related Occupations, with a share of 12% new job postings, was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the Asia-Pacific retail industry in Q4 2023 , ahead of Management Occupations with a 10% share of new job postings.

The other prominent roles included Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 6% share in Q4 2023, Production Occupations with a 4% share and Computer and Mathematical Occupations with a 3% share of new job postings.

Top five companies accounted for 73% of hiring activity

Woolworths Group posted 15,756 jobs in Q4 2023 and registered a growth of 10% over the previous quarter, followed by ABC-MART with 10,155 jobs and a 110% growth. Coles Group, with 5,027 jobs, and Amazon, with 2,997 jobs, recorded a 22% drop and a 19% drop, respectively, while Kering recorded a 69% increase with a 1,158 new job postings during Q4 2023.

Regional analysis of hiring in the Asia-Pacific retail industry, Q4 2023

Australia held the leading share of the Asia-Pacific retail hiring activity with a 44.83% share, a 7% decrease over Q3 2023. Japan was next with 29.41%, four-percentage-point up over the previous quarter.

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This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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