That is the opinion of Tom Ironside, British Retail Consortium director of business and regulation, who made the comments after the latest government statistics revealed a rise in unemployment among young people.
However, as the retail industry is a major private sector employer, he said new jobs being created in the industry may help to tackle this problem.
"Despite a tough economic climate, it has managed to increase the amount of work available. Given the right conditions, that growth can continue. The sector is providing work for some of the young people facing the biggest challenges in the current climate," he explained.
Mr Ironside added that the retail sector is "committed" to investing in the skills of the workforce, and the country needs members of the sector to focus resources on growing their businesses and taking on more staff.
Meanwhile, Douglas Matthews, president and chief operating officer of Right Management, recently said that companies need to develop the correct strategy for attracting new talent in the months ahead, which could include utilising the services of a sales recruitment organisation.
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Source: The Sales Executive News