The global apparel industry experienced a 12% drop in new job postings related to social responsibility in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 63% decrease versus Q1 2022. GlobalData’s Social Responsibility Trends in Retail and Apparel – Thematic Intelligence report helps understand the impact of social responsibility trends on the apparel industry, the key social themes, commitment details of the leading companies, and social responsibility related discussions and hiring trends. Buy the report here.
Notably, Sales and Related Occupations jobs accounted for an 18% share of the global apparel industry’s social responsibility-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, down 46% over the prior quarter.
Sales and Related Occupations drive social responsibility-related hiring activity
Sales and Related Occupations, with a share of 18%, emerged as the top social responsibility-related job roles within the apparel industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings drop by 46% quarter-on-quarter. Production Occupations came in second with a share of 9% in Q1 2023, with new job postings rising by 21% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent social responsibility roles include Management Occupations with a 6% share in Q1 2023, Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in apparel industry accounted for 61% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were Tesco, Walmart, Foot Locker, Amazon, and Dollar General. Together they accounted for a combined share of 61% of all social responsibility-related new jobs in the apparel industry.
Tesco posted 14,512 social responsibility-related new jobs in Q1 2023, Walmart 5,042 jobs, Foot Locker 1,763 jobs, Amazon 1,463 jobs, and Dollar General 1,311 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 43.56% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023
The largest share of social responsibility-related new job postings in the apparel industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 43.56% followed by the UK (40.99%) and Japan (3.06%). The share represented by the US was 15 percentage points lower than the 59.01% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.
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