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July 25, 2022

How quickly is food industry filling roles linked to ‘the future of work’?

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

By Data Journalism Team

Job ads at food manufacturers related to ‘the future of work’ were online for less time in the second quarter than a year earlier, data claims.

Positions that were closed during the quarter had been online for an average of 23 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.

The future of work 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 2022 having been online for an average of 31 days.

At the opposite end of the scale, jobs were filled fastest in the Middle East and Africa, 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 future of work jobs than the wider market, with ads online for 32.4% 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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