The global sports industry experienced a 4% rise in new job postings related to social responsibility in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Social Responsibility in Sports – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 134% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Retail Salespersons jobs accounted for an 8% share of the global sports industry’s social responsibility-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 17% over the prior quarter.

Retail Salespersons drive social responsibility-related hiring activity

Retail Salespersons, with a share of 8%, emerged as the top social responsibility-related job roles within the sports industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 17% quarter-on-quarter. General and Operations Managers came in second with a share of 4% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 11% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent social responsibility roles include Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a 3% share in Q3 2022, Cashiers with a 2% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in sports industry accounted for 39% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Tesco, JPMorgan Chase, Target and Compass Group. Together they accounted for a combined share of 39% of all social responsibility-related active jobs in the sports industry.

Tesco posted 18,276 social responsibility-related new jobs in Q3 2022, JPMorgan Chase 10,691 jobs, Target 9,557 jobs, and Compass Group 6,658 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 59% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of social responsibility-related new job postings in the sports industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 59% followed by the UK (14%) and Canada (6%). The share represented by the US was 0.47 percentage points higher than the 58% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.