Despite uncertainty in the weeks leading up to a supposed Brexit, the retail job market has remained positive, with job vacancies, salaries and applications all seeing a rise last month.
The report from UK independent job board, CV-Library, found that average salaries for new roles in the retail sector were up by 2.4% in March, with job vacancies increasing by 2.7%.
The findings, which compared job market data from March 2019 with the previous month, also revealed that applications for new retail jobs jumped up by an impressive 14.7%.
CV-Library CEO Lee Biggins said: “Despite the fact that there’s been no real agreement set for Brexit and with masses of store closures continuing, the retail industry is enjoying positive growth in its job market. With questions still being raised about whether or not Brexit will even go ahead, our data suggests that the sector’s employers are growing in confidence and are still pulling out all the stops to attract new hires and industry professionals are reacting positively.”
In fact, the number of candidates in the retail industry registering their CVs online with CV-Library has increased by a steady 10%, suggesting that more individuals are starting to consider looking for jobs.
Mr Biggins added: “With job applications on the rise, candidates are finally starting to react to the retail industry’s jobs boom as Brexit looks set to drag out for a while longer. A huge positive for employers, this means that companies recruiting right now will have a larger pool of talent to choose from, so take advantage of this job market boom.”