South & Central America extended their dominance for digital-media hiring among food manufacturers in the three months ending January.

The number of roles in the region made up 36.9% of total digital media jobs – up from 31.1% in the same quarter last year.

That rise was followed by North America, which saw a 4.8 year-on-year percentage point increase in the number of digital-media roles advertised by food manufacturers during the period, according to analysis by GlobalData.

GlobalData, Just Food’s parent company, tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are classified thematically. The data and analytics group seeks to collate key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

By tracking the topics across job ads, GlobalData says it can weigh up which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels – and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for digital media job ads in the food industry?

The fastest-growing country was Brazil. It accounted for 36.9% of all digital media job adverts in the three months ending January 2021, up from 31.1% in the corresponding period a year earlier.

That was followed by the US (up 4.9 percentage points), France (up 1.9), and Belgium (up 1.8).


Which cities are the biggest hubs for digital media workers in the food industry?

The Brazilian city of Curitiba and the French city of Plaisir each accounted for 2.5% of all food industry digital media roles in the three months ending January.

That was followed by another Brazilian city, Uberlandia, with 1.6%, and the US city of Mission with 1.5%.

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