The US’s apparel industry registered a 24.7% drop in IT hiring activity in October 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 7.46% in October 2022 when compared with September 2022.

Out of the apparel industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.7% share in October 2022, recording a decrease of 1.67% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the US’s apparel industry’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 98.72% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s apparel industry in October 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 77.86% in October 2022, registering a 15.95% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 7.84% share, an increase of 26.92% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 7.6%, registering a 30.43% decline from September 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 3.42%, flat growth over the previous month.

Top five apparel companies in the US’s IT recruitment activity in October 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 13.92% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s apparel industry during October 2022 over September 2022.

Amazon posted 1,293 IT jobs in October 2022 and registered a drop of 12.34% over the previous month, followed by Walmart with 327 jobs and a 4.81% growth. Dollar Tree with 96 IT jobs and NIKE with 65 jobs, recorded a 57.52% decline and an 8.45% decrease, respectively, while eBay recorded an increase of 16.67% with 49 job postings during October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in October 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 49.6%, down by 13.93% from September 2022. Entry Level positions with a 28.31% share, registered a decline of 19.35% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 21.81% share, down 8.38% over September 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 0.29%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.