05/20/2022 Siying Liu

Revealing job market realities in retail right now

Recent earning reports have revealed retailers are facing higher costs, and stocks are dropping. Labor and transportation costs are on the rise, and companies are likely to pass on increasing costs to consumers. 

We took a look at our job listing data on a few top retailers, to compare recent movement. To give a better view, we’ll show their jobs have changed over the past 5 years, as well as which occupations are in the highest demand right now. 

While each retailer has a different strategy to hiring, using LinkUp’s job posting data we can see which occupations they are prioritizing. Walmart cut job listings first, then as share prices dropped, Kroger’s jobs fell and Amazon jobs have stalled. So far Target’s more stable job listings do remain steady. Take a look for yourself:
 

 

Amazon currently has the most job openings in these occupations:

  • ▪Computer and Mathematical: 50.8%
  • ▪Management: 17.6%
  • ▪Business and Financial Operations: 11.2%

 


 

 

Kroger currently has the most job openings in these occupations:

  • ▪Sales and Related: 42%
  • ▪Office and Administrative Support: 38.4%
  • ▪Health Practitioners and Technical: 7.7%

 


 

 

Target currently has the most job openings in these occupations:

  • ▪Sales and Related: 42.0%
  • ▪Office and Admin Support: 18.9%
  • ▪Food Preparation and Serving Related: 17.2%

 


 

 

Walmart currently has the most job openings in these occupations:

  • ▪Office and Admin Support: 24.4%
  • ▪Sales and Related: 26.9%
  • ▪Transportation and Material Moving: 7.1%

 

The job market data in this post was discovered and graphed via our LinkUp Insights powered by Exabel. The easy-to-access platform makes our valuable dataset available to data seekers of all types. Contact us for more info and access.