Almost 10,000 retail jobs have been lost already this year, new research shows.
A total of 9,949 positions have gone in 2020, analysis by the Centre for Retail Research shows.
A further 1,200 jobs are currently under threat as a result of the collapse of department store Beales and toy retailer Hawkin’s Bazaar over the past week.
Last week, the British Retail Consortium’s Retail Employment Monitor showed a total of 57,000 retail jobs were lost in 2019. The research also found that 38% of retailers plan on hiring fewer employees in the next quarter.