Retail employment

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.

One response to “Retail employment

  1. Interesting stats. The 0.6% rise is largely down to the need of part-time workers around Christmas time (extended opening times). While the other stats are gloomy (fewer stores, etc), there is a steady climb on ‘e-tail’ jobs, believe it or not: retail jobs based in an office, even at home, for stores leading the way in e-commerce!

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