The proportion of food manufacturers hiring for robotics-related positions rose in June 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year,

Some 26.1% of the companies included in analysis by GlobalData were recruiting for at least one such position.

This latest figure was higher than the 20.8% of companies that were hiring for robotics-related jobs a year ago and an increase compared to the figure of 24.3% in May 2022, GlobalData said.

Robotics is one of the topics that GlobalData has identified as being a key disruptive 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.

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.