The US retail industry experienced a 39% rise in new job postings in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Walmart with 53,001 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of retail company job postings. GlobalData’s Retail: Hiring Trends & Signals Q1 2024 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 25% share of the US retail industry new job postings in Q1 2024, up by 41% over the prior quarter.

Sales and Related Occupations drive retail industry hiring activity

Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Sales and Related Occupations, which accounted for 25% of the total new job postings in Q1 2024 and were up by 26% year-on-year. Second highest were Management Occupations, which accounted for 8% and rise by 46% year-on-year, and third highest were Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which were 9% of the new job postings and 18% higher year-on-year.

Top five companies in retail industry accounted for 31% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by Walmart with 53,001, followed by Walgreens Boots Alliance with 37,243, while the highest increase was at Lowe's at 5%.

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This content was updated on 28 April 2024

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