The proportion of beverage companies hiring for robotics-related positions fell slightly last month, according to recent research, with 26.5% recruiting for at least one position in the area.

The figure, which features in GlobalData’s latest analysis of industry job vacancies, is down on the 31.2% of companies recruiting for robotics-related vacancies in beverages in January 2021. The rate in December last year was also higher, at 30.3%.

Of all advertised vacancies in the global beverage industry in January, 0.3% were linked to the subject, matching the same proportion in the corresponding month a year earlier.

The analysis indicates that beverage companies are currently hiring for robotics jobs at a lower rate compared to the average for all companies n GlobalData's job analytics database, which stood at 0.6% for the month.

Robotics is one of the topics that GlobalData has identified as 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 vacancies 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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