The global sports industry experienced a 15% drop in new job postings related to social responsibility in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 29% decrease versus Q3 2022. Buy the report here.

Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 13% share of the global sports industry’s social responsibility-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, down 22% over the prior quarter.

Management Occupations drive social responsibility-related hiring activity

Management Occupations, with a share of 13%, emerged as the top social responsibility-related job roles within the sports industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings drop by 22% quarter-on-quarter. Sales and Related Occupations came in second with a share of 11% in Q3 2023, with new job postings rising by 16% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent social responsibility roles include Computer and Mathematical Occupations with a 6% share in Q3 2023, Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 6% share of new job postings.

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Top five companies in sports industry accounted for 22% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were Tesco, Hy Vee, Lowe's, H.E. Butt Grocery, and Standard Chartered. Together they accounted for a combined share of 22% of all social responsibility-related new jobs in the sports industry.

Tesco posted 12,994 social responsibility-related new jobs in Q3 2023, Hy Vee 8,664 jobs, Lowe's 6,856 jobs, H.E. Butt Grocery 3,908 jobs, and Standard Chartered 3,592 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 57.29% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023

The largest share of social responsibility-related new job postings in the sports industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 57.29% followed by the UK (13.95%) and India (5.45%). The share represented by the US was one percentage point lower than the 57.95% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.