Retail jobs decline in second quarter

The British Retail Consortium research found that there were reductions in hours worked on both full-time and part-time contracts.

Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: “The second quarter of 2017 saw employment in retail fall as the tide of change continues to sweep through the industry.

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“Technology, which is both transforming the way we shop and providing increasing opportunities for automation in retail, combined with a difficult market environment and policies that have increased the cost of employing people, such as the National Living Wage…