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Consumer Confidence: Retail Hiring?

With a return of some consumer confidence to the general economy, does that necessarily correlate to a reurng of hiring for retail sales professionals?

 

Wanted Analytics brings us the raw data:

 

Retail sales have been booming this year and, with more optimistic sales numbers, hiring demand has been growing as well. In March, more than 42,000 job ads for retail sales representatives were posted online. This is an incredible 93% increase in demand! Department stores posted the most job ads – about 7,400. Office supplies and stationary stores, men’s clothing stores, electronics stores, and discount department stores were also among the retail industries with the highest volumes of ads. These retail industries match up with the employers with the most ads: Staples, Macy’s, Jos A Bank, JC Penney, and PetCo.

 

Hiring Demand for Retail Sales Professionals – 4 Year Hiring Trend

 

Hiring Demand in Retail Trade Industry 

Source: WANTED Analytics

 

Retailers in the New York metro area posted the most job ads during March and saw hiring demand more than double compared to March of 2011. Other high-demand areas included Chicago, Washington (DC), Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. These locations also saw year-over-year growth in demand.

 

10 Locations with Highest Volume of Retail Sales Job Ads

 

Locations with most job ads in retail trade industry 

Source: WANTED Analytics

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