The proportion of beverage manufacturing and supply companies hiring for Artificial Intelligence-related positions in September declined on the month prior, according to GlobalData research, with 33.3% of those featured in the analysis recruiting for at least one such position.

The figure was lower than the 42.4% of drinks companies hiring for artificial intelligence-related jobs in August, but a slight increase compared to the figure of 30% for the same month in 2020.



When it comes to the proportion of all job openings linked to AI, related job postings dropped in September, with 0.8% of newly posted job advertisements linked to the topic. This was the same as the proportion of vacancies linked to artificial intelligence in the same month last year.

Artificial intelligence is one of the topics that GlobalData has identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that invest in such areas now are expected to be better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges.


An analysis of the data shows that drinks manufacturing and supply companies were hiring for artificial intelligence jobs in September at a lower rate than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database, which stood at 1.8%.

The job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of a swathe of companies across the world, drawing in vacancies as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data ranging from the seniority of the position to whether the job is linked to wider industry trends.

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