The US’s apparel industry registered a 43.4% drop in IT hiring activity in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 10.04% in November 2022 when compared with October 2022.

Out of the apparel industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 2.38% share in November 2022, recording a decrease of 2.29% over the last three-month average share.

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

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 96.93% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s apparel industry in November 2022.

1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 60.76% in November 2022, registering a 69.57% decline over the previous month.

2) Computer and Information Analysts claimed a 15.72% share, a decrease of 19.39% over the previous month.

3) Database and Network Administrators and Architects held a share of 10.52%, registering a 43.31% decline from October 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 6.74%, down 20.83% over the previous month.

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

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 60.02% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s apparel industry during November 2022 over October 2022.

Walmart posted 308 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a drop of 6.38% over the previous month, followed by Amazon with 253 jobs and a 79.84% drop. Publix Super Markets with 40 IT jobs and BPS Direct with 33 jobs, recorded a 60% growth and a 32% growth, respectively, while Target recorded a flat growth with 32 job postings during November 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 50.12%, down by 61.73% from October 2022. Entry Level positions with a 28.72% share, registered a decline of 56.91% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 21.16% share, down 62.16% over October 2022.