The Chinese apparel industry experienced a 19% 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 apparel company job postings. Key aspects of the China apparel market, including market sizing and trend analysis by segment (value & volume), price positioning, and leading brands in the clothing and footwear categories are covered in GlobalData’s China Apparel Market report. Buy the report here.

Notably, Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations jobs accounted for a 13% share of the Chinese’s apparel industry new job postings in Q1 2023, down by 4% over the prior quarter.

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations drive apparel 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 13% of the total new job postings in Q1 2023 and were up by 93% year-on-year. Second highest were Management Occupations, which accounted for 7% and drop by 79% year-on-year, and third highest were Computer and Mathematical Occupations, which were 33% of the new job postings and 79% lower year-on-year.

Top five companies in apparel accounted for 93% 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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