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Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 13% share of the US’s consumer industry new job postings in Q2 2023, down by 13% over the prior quarter.

Management Occupations drive consumer hiring activity

Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Management Occupations, which accounted for 13% of the total new job postings in Q2 2023 and were up by 1% year-on-year. Second highest were Sales and Related Occupations, which accounted for 12% and drop by 14% year-on-year, and third highest were Production Occupations, which were 0.04% of the new job postings and 13% lower year-on-year.

Top five companies in consumer accounted for 28% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by Panera Bread with 11,900, followed by Petco Health and Wellness with 9,909, while the highest increase was at Performance Food Group at 102%.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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