The US’s food industry registered a 16.2% drop in IT hiring activity in May 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

The industry’s overall hiring increased by 100.93% in May 2022 when compared with April 2022.

Out of the food industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 0.34% share in May 2022, recording a decrease of 0.53% over the last three-month average share.

Top five job classifications in the US’s food industry’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

Out of the total job titles, the top five roles commanded a 99.61% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s food industry in May 2022.

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1) Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers recorded a share of 38.91% in May 2022, registering a 7.53% growth over the previous month.

2) Database and Network Administrators and Architects claimed a 20.62% share, a decrease of 45.92% over the previous month.

3) Computer and Information Analysts held a share of 17.51%, registering a 36.62% decline from April 2022.

4) Miscellaneous Computer Occupations captured a share of 16.34%, down 38.24% over the previous month.

Top five food companies in the US’s IT recruitment activity in May 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, have accounted for a combined average decline of 43.09% share in the overall IT recruitment activity of the US’s food industry during May 2022 over April 2022.

Nestle posted 47 IT jobs in May 2022 and registered a drop of 42.68% over the previous month, followed by The J. R. Simplot with 32 jobs and a 55.56% drop. Rich Products with 24 IT jobs and HelloFresh with 19 jobs, recorded a 57.89% decline and an 11.76% growth, respectively, while Bunge recorded a flat growth with 18 job postings during May 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in May 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 65.37%, down by 33.33% from April 2022. Mid Level positions with a 16.73% share, registered a decline of 6.52% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 13.62% share, down 16.67% over April 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 4.28%, recording a month-on-month increase of 22.22%.