The Japanese sports industry experienced a 14% drop in new job postings in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by ASICS with 2,859 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of sports company job postings. GlobalData’s Sport Trends and Predictions 2023 report analyses significant trends that influence the sport sector. It provides insights into the market landscape, financial growth prospects, and the current outlook for the future of trends such as cryptocurrency and the metaverse. Buy the report here.

Notably, Sales and Related Occupations jobs accounted for a 20% share of the Japanese’s sports industry new job postings in Q2 2023, up by 35% over the prior quarter.

Sales and Related Occupations drive sports hiring activity

Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Sales and Related Occupations, which accounted for 20% of the total new job postings in Q2 2023 and were up by 522% year-on-year. Second highest were Management Occupations, which accounted for 12% and drop by 16% year-on-year, and third highest were Computer and Mathematical Occupations, which were 31% of the new job postings and 52% lower year-on-year.

Top five companies in sports accounted for 61% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by ASICS with 2,859, followed by Amazon with 1,067, while the highest increase was at Marriott International at 27%.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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