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Global chains fuel retail jobs boom in Australia

Demand for experienced staff by international fashion and homeware chains is fuelling the strongest retail recruitment in Australia in four years and forcing domestic retailers to offer incentives such as profit sharing and flexible working hours to retain key employees.

Despite below-trend retail sales growth and choppy consumer sentiment, about 55 percent of retail employers are planning to hire more staff in the next 12 months, according to Michael Page Australia’s 2015-16 salary and employment outlook.

And after several years of low retail wages growth, almost 80 percent of retailers expect to give employees a pay rise this year and 65 per cent expect to pay bonuses to reward and retain talented staff.