It may come as no surprise that the majority of new jobs in retail these days are not actually in store (perhaps apart from the holiday surge in employment by brick and mortar retailers).
According to some new research displayed in an infographic from Baynote, consumers’ increased comfort, widespread mobile device usage and retailers’ multi-channel adoption have all contributed to the continuous growth in the US online retail sector. The graphic shows that in 2013, the projected growth for online retail sales is 12 percent.
Check out a few more highlights:
– A 2013 Forrester report outlined its online retail forecast through 2017, predicting it will reach $262 billion in sales this year; a 13% rise over last year’s $231 billion.
– Forrester estimates that U.S. e-commerce companies will employ about 570,750 people by 2017.
– Currently, there are about 41,389 current marketing positions within online retail making $70K. By 2017, that number will increase another 12,097.
Check out the full graphic below: