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July 29, 2022

How quickly is food industry filling jobs linked to automation?

We've analysed the length of time job ads were live online across the job market using GlobalData figures.

By Data Journalism Team

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

The positions that were closed during Q2 had been online for an average of 18 days when they were taken offline. This was a decrease compared to the equivalent figure a year earlier, indicating that the required skillset for these roles has become easier to find in the past year.

Industrial automation is one of the topics that GlobalData, our parent company and from where the data for this article is taken, 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 South & Central America, with related jobs that were taken offline in Q2 having been online for an average of 31 days.

At the opposite end of the scale, jobs were filled fastest in Europe, with adverts taken offline after ten days on average.

While the food industry found it easier to fill these roles in the latest quarter, these companies also found it easier to recruit industrial automation jobs than the wider market, with ads online for 48.6% 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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