The Canadian apparel industry experienced a 19% rise in new job postings in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by TJX with 948 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of apparel company job postings. GlobalData’s Apparel Market Size and Trend Analysis Databook provides comprehensive insights into the global apparel market, including historic and forecast market data, value and volume trends, major brand leaders, and category details in each sector. Buy the report here.

Notably, Sales and Related Occupations jobs accounted for an 18% share of the Canadian’s apparel industry new job postings in Q2 2023, up by 16% over the prior quarter.

Sales and Related Occupations drive apparel 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 18% of the total new job postings in Q2 2023 and were down by 44% year-on-year. Second highest were Management Occupations, which accounted for 9% and drop by 38% year-on-year, and third highest were Protective Service Occupations, which were 51% of the new job postings and 75% higher year-on-year.

Top five companies in apparel accounted for 62% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by TJX with 948, followed by Lululemon Athletica with 931, while the highest increase was at Loblaw Companies at 54%.

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24 July 2023

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