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The number of US food industry jobs open for applications linked to health and wellness more than doubled in the second quarter compared to the opening three months of 2023, data shows.

Between 1 April and 30 June, 1,349 “active” health-and-wellness positions were listed by food companies monitored by GlobalData, Just Food’s parent. In the first quarter, 610 roles were advertised. “Active” jobs denote roles open for application.

Advertised health-and-wellness jobs in US food industry, Q2 2023
Advertised health-and-wellness jobs in US food industry, Q2 2023. Credit: GlobalData.

GlobalData’s Job Analytics database tracks daily job postings across multiple industries, including consumer goods. As part of the research and intelligence company’s analysis, it groups jobs by theme, providing an indication of where businesses are focusing their hiring efforts.

In absolute terms, the most common theme of open food industry jobs in the country was ‘US macro outlook’, GlobalData suggested. The research and intelligence group classified 85,192 roles in that area, down 7% on the first quarter.

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The database lists jobs by company and the top five food companies with active US roles in the field of health and wellness were: Performance Food Group; Kellogg; Ocean Spray Cranberries; Unilever and Danone.