The global consumer industry experienced a 46% drop in new job postings related to robotics in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 33% decrease versus Q3 2022. GlobalData’s Consumer: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the consumer industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

Notably, Production Occupations jobs accounted for a 14% share of the global consumer industry’s robotics-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, up 2% over the prior quarter.

Production Occupations drive robotics-related hiring activity

Production Occupations, with a share of 14%, emerged as the top robotics-related job roles within the consumer industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings rising by 2% quarter-on-quarter. Architecture and Engineering Occupations came in second with a share of 11% in Q3 2023, with new job postings rising by 5% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent robotics roles include Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 10% share in Q3 2023, Management Occupations with a 6% share of new job postings.

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Top five companies in consumer industry accounted for 31% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were Procter & Gamble, Campbell Soup, B&G Foods, Chr. Hansen Holding, and Nestle. Together they accounted for a combined share of 31% of all robotics-related new jobs in the consumer industry.

Procter & Gamble posted 115 robotics-related new jobs in Q3 2023, Campbell Soup 40 jobs, B&G Foods 32 jobs, Chr. Hansen Holding 30 jobs, and Nestle 27 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 62.24% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023

The largest share of robotics-related new job postings in the consumer industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 62.24% followed by the UK (4.46%) and France (3.83%). The share represented by the US was 25 percentage points higher than the 37.34% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.

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