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Retail industry worst for new job availability

Growth in the retail jobs market is the slowest of all the UK employment sectors.

Research has revealed that the number of new jobs in the retail sector grew by just 3% in 2016.

While the jobs market as a whole is increasing in size, the retail industry’s growth is lagging well behind that of other industries, City AM has reported. Jobs in the design sector were up by 43%, and leisure and tourism up 33% recruitment site CV Library.

Other sectors experiencing slow growth included engineering, which was up 5%, and recruitment, up 8%.

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  • darren hoggett

    It's surprises me there is any growth at all, as the kids coming through are generally not interested in retail, other than the staff discount. It isn't well paid and lack of progression, especially within independents is very limited, so you can understand why.

    I don't see the passion anymore, but its the X-BOX generation where apathy rules, so I would expect an overall decrease in retail staff going forward and the job of being a salesperson is becoming redundant, as website skills must go hand in hand from an employer's point of view.

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