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October 16, 2021updated 01 Nov 2021 10:03am

North America’s apparel industry IT hiring activity rises 2.7% in September 2021

North America witnessed a 2.7% rise in IT hiring activity in the apparel industry in September 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

September 2021 has seen an increase of 2.06% in the overall hiring activity when compared with August 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 5.38% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in September 2021, registering a decrease of 0.06% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in September 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 81.42% in September 2021, a 6.66% rise over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 6.76% in September 2021, marking a 7.43% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 4.77% in September 2021, an 8.14% drop from August 2021.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 3.2% in September 2021, a 2.91% rise over the previous month.

Top five apparel companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in September 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 7.06% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s apparel industry during September 2021 over previous month.

Amazon posted 4,012 IT jobs in September 2021 and registered an increase of 3.51% over the previous month, followed by Walmart with 389 jobs and a 13.41% growth. Dollar Tree with 319 IT jobs and Apple with 244 jobs, recorded a 10533.33% rise and a 38.23% drop, respectively, while CVS Health recorded a 3.48% decline with 194 job postings during September 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s apparel industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s apparel industry IT hiring activity with a 95.13% share in September 2021, a 5.64% increase over August 2021. Canada featured next with a 3.57% share, down 7.78% over the previous month. Mexico recorded a 1.27% share, a growth of 42.37% compared with August 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in September 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 48.46%, down by 1.62% from August 2021. Entry Level positions with a 30.65% share, registered a growth of 18.55% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with 20.57% share, up 6.07% over August 2021, while Senior postings accounted for 0.32%, recording a month-on-month flat growth.

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