The German apparel industry experienced a 38% drop in new job postings in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by REWE Group with 4,650 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of apparel company job postings. Key aspects of the Germany 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 Germany Apparel Market report. Buy the report here.

Notably, Sales and Related Occupations jobs accounted for a 17% share of the German’s apparel industry new job postings in Q1 2023, down by 44% 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 17% of the total new job postings in Q1 2023 and were up by 135% year-on-year. Second highest were Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which accounted for 16% and rise by 522% year-on-year, and third highest were Management Occupations, which were 13% of the new job postings and 55% lower year-on-year.

Top five companies in apparel accounted for 73% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by REWE Group with 4,650, followed by Aldi Einkauf with 3,177, while the highest increase was at Amazon at 3%.

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