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E-commerce Field Said to Lure Supply Chain Professionals from Traditional Retail Sector

The growth of e-commerce is causing a "headache" for the retail sector because it is sucking up supply chain professionals, according to a report. The Talent Spotlight, produced by recruiter Badenoch and Clark, said talent is "flocking" to e-commerce firms and leaving the wider retail sector with tough-to-fill vacancies.

The report shows supply chain and logistics vacancies increased by 19.5 percent in July, compared with the month before, and by 67.5 percent year-on-year.

Matt Gascoigne, executive director of procurement and supply chain at Badenoch & Clark, said: "E-commerce is attracting candidates from the wider retail sector including merchandising and logistics. This is creating vacancies in the wider sector that are typically harder to fill."

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The report shows supply chain and logistics vacancies increased by 19.5 percent in July, compared with the month before, and by 67.5 percent year-on-year.

Matt Gascoigne, executive director of procurement and supply chain at Badenoch & Clark, said: "E-commerce is attracting candidates from the wider retail sector including merchandising and logistics. This is creating vacancies in the wider sector that are typically harder to fill."

Read Full Article