Job growth is gearing up throughout the economy, and retail work seems to be one of the sectors in highest demand. Not only did August see more than 40,000 jobs added in retail positions, but projections for the forth quarter of 2013 appear to have even more potential.
There were 44,000 retail jobs added in August, according to Granted.com. Positions were equally distributed – clothing retailers added 14,000, while food and beverage retailers grew by 12,000, general retailers added 9,000 and electronics stores introduced 4,000 positions.
Growth is expected to increased through the end of 2013, as the fall holds the lucrative back-to-school and holiday seasons, with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all driving the need for more positions.
As a result, retail positions are expected to see the highest net gain through the fourth quarter, according to Bloomberg. Wholesale and retail trade are expected to see a 22 percent gain in jobs, good news during the busy months for both retailers and the general economy.
Retail hiring intentions are also expected to see major spikes, as 27 percent of the industry said they'll likely add staff during the fourth quarter.