The proportion of beverage companies hiring for ‘industrial automation’-related positions remained steady last month, according to recently-released figures.

A total of 74.2% of the companies included in GlobalData’s analysis were recruiting for at least one position in the area in February. The figure matches the level for industrial automation-related jobs a year earlier. In January this year, the rate was slightly lower, at 73.5%.

Of all advertised vacancies in the global beverage industry in February, 5.2% were linked to industrial automation, a lift on the 4.4% proportion in the same month of 2021.

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GlobalData's analysis shows that beverage companies are hiring for industrial automation jobs at a lower rate than the average for all companies in the data provider's job analytics database last month, which stood at 6.5%.

Industrial automation is one of the topics that GlobalData has identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years. Those that are investing in these areas now are considered to be better prepared for the future business landscape.

GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of companies worldwide, 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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