The Japanese apparel industry experienced a 71% drop in new job postings in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by ABC-MART with 6,118 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of apparel company job postings. Key aspects of the Japan 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 Japan Apparel Market report. Buy the report here.

Notably, Sales and Related Occupations jobs accounted for a 12% share of the Japanese’s apparel industry new job postings in Q2 2023, up by 28% 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 12% of the total new job postings in Q2 2023 and were up by 1417% year-on-year. Second highest were Management Occupations, which accounted for 2% and rise by 11% year-on-year, and third highest were Personal Care and Service Occupations, which were 68% of the new job postings and 200% higher year-on-year.

Top five companies in apparel accounted for 96% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by ABC-MART with 6,118, followed by ASICS with 2,859, while the highest increase was at Lawson at 82%.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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