Jobs related to artificial intelligence at food manufacturers were online for less time in the first quarter than a year earlier, data claims.

The posts were up on average for 13 days before they were taken offline, a decrease compared to the equivalent figure a year earlier, indicating the required skillset for these roles has become easier to find in the past year, GlobalData suggests.

AI is one of the topics that GlobalData, our parent company and the source of the data for this article, has identified as being a disruptive force facing businesses in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges.

On a regional level, these roles were hardest to fill in the Middle East and Africa, with related jobs that were taken offline in the first quarter online for an average of 48 days.

The next most difficult place to fill these roles was found to be South & Central America, while Europe was in third place.

At the opposite end of the scale, jobs were filled fastest in Asia-Pacific, with adverts taken offline after eight days on average.

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While the food industry found it easier to fill these roles in the latest quarter, these companies also found it easier to recruit for AI jobs than the wider market, with ads online for 62.9% less time on average compared to similar jobs across the entire jobs market.

GlobalData’s job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they’re posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.

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