In December 2009, most of the 12 industries identified by indeed.com were down compared to last year in terms of hiring needs. Ahead and with a positive trend we can see the Retail, Hospitality and Education industries. Behind are without surprise the Construction and Real Estate industries.
Indeed.com allows us to make a zoom on the retail industry for a more precise analysis of the employment market trend in this sector.
What is interesting to see is that even if hiring needs in retail have increased (+17%), they have not increased as much as the demand for retail job opportunities (+50%). There has obviously been a much higher number of job seekers in 2009 than last year.
The second interesting point is that companies tend to hire more between August and November in order to be ready for the holidays. This is even more obvious when looking at Florida. Whether Bal Harbour, Boca Raton, Worth Avenue, Lincoln Road, Sunset Place or Aventura Mall they all work on a 6 month-year during winter. If they have to hire new Store Managers or Sales Associates, they have to do it before December or risk to loose of lot of sales by lack of sales staff or retail management.
Edouard Thoumyre is a seasoned executive recruiter with over 17 years of experience in executive search, as the Founder and Managing Partner of ACCUR Recruiting Services. Specializing in the Consumer and Luxury Goods industries, he has a proven track record of placing senior level and C-level executives in family, private equity-backed, and Fortune 500 companies in the beauty, wine & spirits, watch & jewelry, home goods, and tobacco industries, among others. Edouard Thoumyre holds a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris (#1 European Business School, Financial Times rankings) and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Centrale Lille (a top 10 French engineering school). ACCUR Recruiting Services has been recognized as a Forbes Top 100 executive search firm since 2018.
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