Job prospects Retail Salesperson near Corner Brook (NL)

Explore current and future job prospects for Retail salespersons near Corner Brook (NL). These trends also apply to people working as a retail salesperson.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Recent trends

Undetermined

We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

retail salesperson
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Retail salespersons (NOC 6421) in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of a few positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

This is a large occupation characterized by a younger workforce, relatively low requirements for qualification, low wages, and high rates of turnover. The number of positions is expected to decline as retail sales drop over the forecast period. The rising popularity of online shopping may also be a negative influence on the number of positions in this occupation. The prospect for employment can vary by area and season. Occasionally, a surge of employment in another industry such as mining will create a localized spike in retail sales and demand for workers. Those willing to work a flexible schedule will increase their job potential. Increased use of technology will favour retail salespersons and sales clerks with intermediate computer skills particularly in point-of-sale data entry and computerized inventory record keeping. Knowledge of specific industries and products may increase the likelihood of employment.

Here are some key facts about Retail salespersons in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region:

  • Approximately 1,360 people work in this occupation.
  • Retail salespersons mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 87%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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