Marks and Spencer is looking to hire 450 permanent staff for full and part time roles at its new national distribution centre.
Morrisons is facing fresh legal action around equal pay claims from thousands of former and current female store employees.
The retail industry has employed the highest level of women to senior-level jobs on record last year amid growing calls.
Over £3 billion in Apprenticeship Levy funding in the UK remains unused, despite support for the system from employers.
Asda has lost a long running court battle over equal pay at the Court of Appeal this morning.
Shop Direct has entered into consultation with 225 head office staff members and confirmed some redundancies would be made.
Lidl has created 400 new jobs with the opening of its latest regional distribution centre in Doncaster.
Debenhams has started a consultation period with support centre staff which could result in around 60 redundancies.
Tesco has announced plans to simplify operations on the shop floor, subsequently placing 9000 jobs at risk.
Aldi now boasts being the UK's best-paying supermarket by increasing the hourly rates of pay for store colleagues.