Latest data from American employment-related search engine Indeed reveals, four out the top five cities, including Bengaluru started hiring new employees in the retail sector from July. Chennai saw 11 per cent growth in hiring activity, while hiring in Pune and Bengaluru increased 7.5 per cent and 5 per cent respectively. Kolkata also witnessed positive momentum in hiring. However, hiring activity in Mumbai’s retail sector contracted by 7.7 per cent over the same month last year.
Overall, the sector saw a 22 per cent decline in the number of postings during this period. On the contrary, job searches dropped by 7 per cent. By the end of March this year, retail remained one of the few sectors in India where business continued to operate.
Indeed reveals that the top five retail job titles clicked by job-seekers include store manager, retail sales associate, branch manager, teller and cashier. The top five titles that are being hired include branch manager, retail sales associate, store manager, teller and logistics associate.