The European sports industry experienced a 24% drop in new job postings in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by REWE Group with 23,234 job postings, according to GlobalData’s analysis of sports company job postings. Buy the report here.

Notably, Office and Administrative Support Occupations jobs accounted for a 10% share of the European sports industry’s total new job postings in Q3 2023, drop 11% over the prior quarter.

Office and Administrative Support Occupations drive sports industry hiring activity

Office and Administrative Support Occupations, with a share of 10% new job postings, was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the European sports industry in Q3 2023 , ahead of Management Occupations with an 8% share of new job postings.

The other prominent roles included Computer and Mathematical Occupations with a 7% share in Q3 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 5% share and Sales and Related Occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.

Top five companies accounted for 25% of hiring activity

REWE Group posted 23,234 jobs in Q3 2023 and registered a growth of 18% over the previous quarter, followed by Tesco with 16,882 jobs and a 21% drop. DHL Group, with 8,285 jobs, and Engie, with 5,525 jobs, recorded a 48% rise and a 6% drop, respectively, while Robert Bosch recorded a 24% decline with a 5,170 new job postings during Q3 2023.

Regional analysis of hiring in the European sports industry, Q3 2023

Germany held the leading share of the European sports hiring activity with a 29.33% share, a 19% decrease over Q2 2023. the UK was next with 27.75%, four-percentage-point down over the previous quarter.

This content was updated on 8 October 2023

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