The South & Central American consumer industry experienced a 17% drop in new job postings in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by BRF with 3,088 job postings, according to GlobalData’s analysis of consumer company job postings. GlobalData’s Key Consumer Trends to Watch in 2023 report provides a comprehensive analysis of the most impactful consumer trends expected to shape the market in the coming year. The report covers key trends such as the value-for-money mindset, health in focus, consumers in control, and the new normal in Buy the report here.
Notably, Business and Financial Operations Occupations jobs accounted for a 4% share of the South & Central American consumer industry’s total new job postings in Q2 2023, drop 16% over the prior quarter.
Business and Financial Operations Occupations drive consumer hiring activity
Business and Financial Operations Occupations, with a share of 4% new job postings, was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the South & Central American consumer industry in Q2 2023 , ahead of Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 3% share of new job postings.
The other prominent roles included Management Occupations with a 3% share in Q2 2023, Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations with a 2% share and Sales and Related Occupations with a 2% share of new job postings.
Top five companies accounted for 49% of hiring activity
BRF posted 3,088 jobs in Q2 2023 and registered a decline of 37% over the previous quarter, followed by Ambev with 550 jobs and a 23% growth. JBS, with 347 jobs, and M Dias Branco SA Ind Com de Alimentos, with 299 jobs, recorded a 98% rise and a 2% drop, respectively, while Unilever recorded a 41% decline with a 268 new job postings during Q2 2023.
Regional analysis of hiring in the South & Central American consumer industry, Q2 2023
Brazil held the leading share of the South & Central American consumer hiring activity with a 70.56% share, a 19% decrease over Q1 2023. Colombia was next with 6.24%, four-percentage-point down over the previous quarter.
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