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“By outsourcing your staff, you are able to keep your workforce flexible, prevent carrying idle staff, and enjoy the bottom line benefits as a result.”

– Kim Coetzee, General Manager: Sales


South Africa’s willing shoppers

  • South Africa’s online retail sector has been growing rapidly in scope and value.
  • Investment in technology and supply chains is increasing, while the pandemic and lockdown have driven an unprecedented boom in online spending and adoption.
  • It is estimated that online retail sales grew by around 40% during lockdown.

Our retail landscape

  • South Africa’s retail trade rose by 2.1% from a year earlier in September of 2021.
  • Sales increased the most for textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods, pharmaceuticals and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletries. 
  • In 2020, retail trade sales in South Africa amounted to about R1 050 442 million.

Global retail realities

  • Global retail sales were projected to amount to 26.7 trillion U.S. dollars by 2022, up from approximately 23.6 trillion in 2018.
  • As a result of globalisation and various trade agreements between markets and countries, many retailers are capable of doing business on a global scale.
  • In 2020, e-retail sales accounted for 18% of all retail sales worldwide. This figure is expected to reach 21.8% in 2024.

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The days of basic brick and mortar stores with analogue cash registers have long passed us. Consumer trends, in store behaviour, store technology and retail presentation are changing and owners in the retail business have to stay on track, adapt, or face the risk of being left behind.

A provider of both skilled and unskilled jobs, our economy relies on the further expanse of this core industry. A growing middle class is enabling our local retailers in expansion both geographically and within their target markets. While slow, our steady GDP growth is sure to benefit retail investors and business owners.


Our retail staffing solutions focus on providing flexible answers to your staffing needs.

We understand the pressures associated with fluctuating demands in retail trade, including stock takes and holiday seasons, and are able to draw upon our experience and expertise to provide tailored solutions for retail and wholesale businesses across the sector.

We supply all categories of staff to the retail and wholesale sector for short or long periods of time. Whether you need staff for a peak season, for a project, or as replacements during industrial action, we can support you.

We have the right people for the right job in the retail sector, including: 

  • Baking assistants

  • Blockmen

  • Butcher assistants

  • Butchers

  • Cashiers

  • Data-capturers

  • Deli assistants

  • Drivers (codes 8, 10 and 14)

  • Forklift drivers

  • General workers

  • Merchandisers

  • Pickers

  • Promoters

  • Sales assistants

  • Shelf packers

  • Stock takers

  • Till packers

What makes our service unique?

Availability and quality of staff:Our comprehensive and constantly expanding database gives us access to candidates conducted when recruiting candidates. We are also able to conduct criminal and bureau checks when required.

Turnaround time:Our geographic reach extends to all major cities in the country and into Africa, and our impressive

Training:All contract managers, supervisors and outsourced staff are fully trained and thoroughly inducted to ensure complete understanding of your business.

Administration:We manage the administration related to outsourced staff including statutory registrations and payments, legal compliance, contractor management and payroll processing.

Transport:Transportation of staff can be arranged as per contract requirements, specifically for stock-takes scheduled after hours, extended shopping hours, and 24-hour shifts in distribution centres. based across the country and beyond the South African borders. Strict verification procedures and reference checks are
branch infrastructure facilitates quick turnaround times for staff deployment, queries and management decisions

Contact us today to optimise your retail operation.

087 135 8888 |

Contact us

Getting a job with us is mahala!

Start your journey with Workforce Staffing:

Click here for jobs