The global apparel industry experienced a 45% drop in new job postings related to environmental sustainability in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 34% decrease versus Q3 2022. GlobalData’s Apparel: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the apparel industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.
Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 17% share of the global apparel industry’s environmental sustainability-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, down 51% over the prior quarter.
Management Occupations drive environmental sustainability-related hiring activity
Management Occupations, with a share of 17%, emerged as the top environmental sustainability-related job roles within the apparel industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings drop by 51% quarter-on-quarter. Sales and Related Occupations came in second with a share of 17% in Q3 2023, with new job postings rising by 21% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent environmental sustainability roles include Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 7% share in Q3 2023, Computer and Mathematical Occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in apparel industry accounted for 93% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were Hugo Boss, VF, Levi Strauss & Co, UniFirst, and Ralph Lauren. Together they accounted for a combined share of 93% of all environmental sustainability-related new jobs in the apparel industry.
Hugo Boss posted 105 environmental sustainability-related new jobs in Q3 2023, VF 50 jobs, Levi Strauss & Co 13 jobs, UniFirst 10 jobs, and Ralph Lauren 9 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by Germany with a 48.26% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023
The largest share of environmental sustainability-related new job postings in the apparel industry in Q3 2023 was in Germany with 48.26% followed by the US (31.34%) and Canada (12.44%). The share represented by Germany was 15 percentage points lower than the 63.19% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.
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