The Chinese retail industry experienced a 24% drop in new job postings in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Alibaba Group with 3,920 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of retail company job postings. GlobalData’s China Retail Market report provides both the historic and forecast market data of total retail sales in China, while summarising the trends by value and leading retailers in individual sectors. Buy the report here.
Notably, Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations jobs accounted for a 14% share of the Chinese’s retail industry new job postings in Q1 2023, down by 6% over the prior quarter.
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations drive retail hiring activity
Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, which accounted for 14% of the total new job postings in Q1 2023 and were up by 92% year-on-year. Second highest were Management Occupations, which accounted for 6% and drop by 82% year-on-year, and third highest were Computer and Mathematical Occupations, which were 36% of the new job postings and 78% lower year-on-year.
Top five companies in retail accounted for 94% of hiring activity
The highest number of jobs were posted by Alibaba Group with 3,920, followed by Amazon with 383, while the highest increase was at Inter IKEA at 65%.
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