// Salaries for new retail roles rose 1.4% last month
// There were 26.8% less retail jobs on offer last month compared with same period last year
// Brexit uncertainty continues to affect job applications
New research has shown that salaries for new retail roles rose by 1.4 per cent in August.
Despite this, there were 26.8 per cent less retail jobs on offer last month, resulting in a 25.3 per cent drop in applications, according to CV-Library.
“Given the busy holiday season, August is a notoriously tricky time to hire,” CV-Library founder and chief executive Lee Biggins said.
“While the hike in pay is promising, in reality, times are tough for retailers right now.
“August retail sales flatlined and we know that there is a the storm on the horizon in the form of Brexit, which is leaving organisations facing a huge sense of economic uncertainty.
“Alongside our findings, we know that the national employment rate is at any all-time high and many employers across the retail industry are struggling to fill their roles.”