Job creation is something that might have been unthinkable as recently as the beginning of this year, as the number of people out of work rose far beyond the two million mark. Fortunately, for many frustrated job seekers, a few green shoots are starting to appear in the form of new vacancies, as companies of different sizes seek to expand by recruiting in different parts of the country. Amid signs that things are beginning to slowly pick up in the wider economy, a growing number of retail firms are feeling more confident about expansion both online and offline. Those with the resources to do so are opening new outlets, which in turn will mean more jobs. A mix of popular high street names and online specialists going into traditional retail are behind this growing trend.