More retail job losses after footfall down

Half of retailers are considering decreasing staffing levels in the first quarter of 2013 compared with just a third at the same time last year.

New figures from retailers suggest more job losses are on their way after a decrease in footfall.

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Half of retailers will shed jobs

Around 50 per cent of retailers will shed jobs in the first quarter of 2013, according to research by the British Retail Consortium. The number of shops fell by almost 600 last month even before the recent collapse of a raft of High Street names.