RetailBiz is pleased to announce the addition of two new employment products to our services, a Job Page and a weekly Jobmail.

To coincide with this launch, we have uncovered predictions how the retail job sector will withstand the dampening job sector in 2013.

While job advertisements continued to weaken in December other reports show retail jobs will grow in 2013.

The ANZ survey showed overall job advertisements declined 2.8 per cent month-on-month in December. This was the tenth consecutive monthly decline and the number of job advertisements Meanwhile overall, the number of job advertisements declined by 16 per cent over the year.

ANZ head of Australian economics, corporate and commercial Justin Fabo said the number of job advertisements in December was 20 per cent below the most recent peak in February 2012.

“Job advertising is a key barometer of economic activity and business confidence. Its ongoing weakness suggests that conditions for a large share of Australian businesses remain challenging and the outlook uncertain,” he said.

“In addition, job advertising trends in the resources states of Western Australia and Queensland deteriorated significantly over 2012 as commodity prices fell sharply.”

However, MyCareer employment forecast predicts job growth will increase for retail despite the expected economic slow down.

The retail sector is expected to see a slight growth in jobs of 0.6 per cent in the year to May 2013.

“While the outlook varies from industry to industry and state to state there is overall positive news that the numbers of jobs being created in the next 12 months will be more than the past year,”  Paul Kitchin, general manager of MyCareer, said.

“In that business environment recruiting the best people will remain a key priority for all companies.”

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