Retail chain David Jones says it has no plans to cut any sales staff despite the current economic climate and the tough retail conditions ahead.

While the retailer posted a 2.4 per cent rise in first half net profit to $91.16 million, it has forecast net profit growth before one-off items of between zero and five per cent for both its second half and full fiscal year.

A 10 per cent decline in second half like-for-like sales has been budgeted by the retailer.

Earlier this year, the company cut 150 jobs at its head office and support.