2456 days ago

Australians are being urged to buy local and save jobs for Australian kids in the hard hit retail sector.

In 2012, there was a 7.3 per cent drop in the number of 15 – 19 year olds working in the retail sector. Retail part-time jobs dropped from 205,000 in 2011 to 190,000 in 2012 – a loss of 15,000 jobs.

Shoppers urged to buy local rather than from overseas and help the local retail sector. Even if buying online, shoppers should buy from Australian online retailers and Australian retailers with an online presence to save jobs for our kids.