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August 26, 2022

Food industry found it harder to fill AI vacancies in Q2 – data

GlobalData has analysed the length of time job ads were live online across the market.

By Data Journalism Team

AI-related jobs in the food industry that were closed during the second quarter had been online for an average of 41 days when they were taken offline, data suggests.

This was an increase compared to the equivalent figure a year earlier, indicating that the required skillset for these roles has become harder to find in the past year.

Artificial intelligence is one of the topics that GlobalData, our parent company and the source of the data, has identified as being a key disruptive technology force facing companies 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 Europe, with related jobs that were taken offline in the second quarter having been online for an average of 53.4 days.

At the opposite end of the scale, jobs were filled fastest in the Middle East and Africa, with adverts taken offline after 22 days on average.

While the food industry found it harder to fill these roles in the latest quarter, these companies also found it harder to recruit artificial intelligence jobs than the wider market, with ads online for 2.5% more 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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