‘Retail job losses hide a happier employment story’

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While Christmas was better for retail than many had first feared, the start of 2023 has been marred by a wave of job losses in the sector. 

Less than two months into the year, the number of roles axed and lost through efficiency drives or company collapses totals 15,000 – a “brutal start to the year”, in the words of the Centre for Retail Research.

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