Retail job salaries rise while applications drop

Retail Jobs salary rise applications CV-Library
Retail salaries rose in August but there were 26.8% less jobs on offer
// 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.”

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  1. I am not surprised roles are not being filled. Pay in the retail sector is not commensurate with the work undertaken. Whilst most companies post profits it is never passed on to the workforce. So why join any company that barely pays above the minimum statutory rate and treats its workers like servants?


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