The Australian retail industry experienced a 7% drop in new job postings in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Woolworths Group with 14,206 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, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 12% share of the Australian retail industry new job postings in Q4 2023, up by 19% over the prior quarter.

Management Occupations drive retail industry hiring activity

Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Management Occupations, which accounted for 12% of the total new job postings in Q4 2023 and were up by 134% year-on-year. Second highest were Sales and Related Occupations, which accounted for 11% and rise by 64% year-on-year, and third highest were Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which were 10% of the new job postings and 94% higher year-on-year.

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

The highest number of jobs were posted by Woolworths Group with 14,206, followed by Coles Group with 5,027, while the highest increase was at Wesfarmers at 50%.

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This content was updated on 6 January 2024

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