The proportion of beverage companies hiring for ‘connectivity’-related positions fell back last month, according to recently-released figures.

A total of 23.5% of the companies included in GlobalData’s analysis were recruiting for at least one position in the area in April. The figure represents a decline on the 30% level for connectivity-related vacancies in the corresponding month a year earlier. In March this year, the rate was also higher, at 26.5%.

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Of all advertised positions in the global beverage industry in April, 0.6% were linked to connectivity - the highest monthly figure recorded in the last 12 months. In the corresponding month of 2021, the level was 0.5%.

GlobalData's research shows that beverage companies are hiring for connectivity jobs at a lower rate than the average for all companies in the firm's job analytics database, which stood at 1.4%.

Connectivity is one of the topics that GlobalData has identified as a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that are investing in these areas now are considered to be better prepared to survive unforeseen challenges.

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

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