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US active market for automation jobs in food industry, data shows

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in industrial automation roles than others.

By Data Journalism Team

North America, particularly the US, was a hotspot for industrial automation hiring among food industry companies in the three months ending April, analysis of job trends suggests.

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The number of roles on offer in North America made up 65.6% of total big data jobs – up from 59% in the same quarter last year.

GlobalData, Just Food’s parent company, tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are classified thematically. The data and analytics group seeks to collate key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

By tracking the topics across job ads, GlobalData says it can weigh up which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels – and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for industrial automation job ads in the food industry?

The fastest-growing country was the US, which accounted for 60.1% of the open roles in the field in the three months ending April this year.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for industrial automation workers in the food industry?

During the period, some 3.2% of all food industry industrial automation roles were advertised in the US city of Charlotte.

That was followed by Hyderabad in India with 2.6%, Plano in the US with 2.2% and another US city, Sheboygan, with 1.7%.

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What’s the forecast for the food and grocery industry?

The food and grocery sector thrived during the pandemic, largely due to the shutdown of the food service industry and the sector’s subsequent necessity, panic-induced bulk purchasing, and spending more time at home. The market has grown as a result of inflation. Consumer unwillingness to go out and socialize, and the reopening of several hospitality facilities, helped maintain the demand for groceries, particularly online, in 2021. As consumer behavior changes, we consume more food and drink at home, and inflation increases basket sizes. GlobalData predicts that the sector will continue to hold a higher share than had been predicted prior to the pandemic. This is true despite the fact that the food and grocery sector's share of overall retail will decline from its peak in 2020. This report will discuss market forecasts and key themes in the global food & grocery industry in 2022 and beyond. It covers:
  • Market drivers and inhibitors
  • Five-year forecasts and the impact of COVID-19
  • The performance of the online channel versus offline
  • Major trends in the market including rapid delivery, ambient retailing, supply chain disruption, and inflation
Assess developments within this sector to help your business thrive in 2022 and beyond.
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