The proportion of retail companies hiring for industrial automation related positions rose significantly in October 2021 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 60.7% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position.
This latest figure was higher than the 49.3% of companies who were hiring for industrial automation related jobs a year ago but a decrease compared to the figure of 63.9% in September 2021.
When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to industrial automation, related job postings dropped in October 2021, with 2.1% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.
This latest figure was an increase compared to the 1.2% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to industrial automation in the equivlent month a year ago.
Industrial automation is one of the topics that GlobalData, from whom our data for this article is taken, have identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforseen challenges.
Our analysis of the data shows that retail companies are currently hiring for industrial automation jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 5.8% in October 2021.
GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.
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