Retail employment Monitor: BRC
- Retail employment rose by 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with a year earlier, driven entirely by part-time workers.
- In fourth quarter 2012, the number of outlets fell 3.6%, the fastest rate since the Monitor started in October 2008.
- In December, there were 573 fewer stores in our sample compared with last year.
- Half of retailers suggested that they would decrease staffing levels in the first quarter of 2013 compared with just a third at the same time last year.