Here’s what is different about the current spate of retail redundancies

The retail sector has been hard hit by job losses in recent weeks, as businesses look to cut costs ahead of a challenging year, when consumers are expected to rein in discretionary spending.  Wesfarmers has let go of 100 employees in its e-commerce business Catch, with the headcount in some departments reduced by up to 30 per cent, while New Zealand’s The Warehouse Group has cut 190 jobs in its support office, and e-commerce giant Ebay has cut 500 jobs worldwide. The online marketplac

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