The Asia-Pacific sports industry experienced a 19% drop in new job postings in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Reliance Industries with 8,881 job postings, according to GlobalData’s analysis of sports company job postings. Buy the report here.

Notably, Computer and Mathematical Occupations jobs accounted for a 19% share of the Asia-Pacific sports industry’s total new job postings in Q3 2023, drop 27% over the prior quarter.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations drive sports industry hiring activity

Computer and Mathematical Occupations, with a share of 19% new job postings, was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the Asia-Pacific sports industry in Q3 2023 , ahead of Management Occupations with an 18% share of new job postings.

The other prominent roles included Business and Financial Operations Occupations with an 8% share in Q3 2023, Sales and Related Occupations with a 7% share and Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 6% share of new job postings.

Top five companies accounted for 22% of hiring activity

Reliance Industries posted 8,881 jobs in Q3 2023 and registered a growth of 3% over the previous quarter, followed by Woolworths Group with 7,882 jobs and a 25% drop. International Business Machines, with 7,504 jobs, and Coles Group, with 6,469 jobs, recorded a 40% rise and a 4% rise, respectively, while Marriott International recorded a 63% decline with a 6,110 new job postings during Q3 2023.

Regional analysis of hiring in the Asia-Pacific sports industry, Q3 2023

India held the leading share of the Asia-Pacific sports hiring activity with a 46.23% share, a 15% decrease over Q2 2023. Australia was next with 18.18%, four-percentage-point down over the previous quarter.

This content was updated on 8 October 2023

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