The global packaging industry experienced an 8% rise in new job postings related to digitalization in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 14% decrease versus Q3 2022. GlobalData’s Packaging: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the packaging industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.
Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 13% share of the global packaging industry’s digitalization-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, down 30% over the prior quarter.
Management Occupations drive digitalization-related hiring activity
Management Occupations, with a share of 13%, emerged as the top digitalization-related job roles within the packaging industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings drop by 30% quarter-on-quarter. Production Occupations came in second with a share of 12% in Q3 2023, with new job postings rising by 57% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent digitalization roles include Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 9% share in Q3 2023, Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 7% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in packaging industry accounted for 60% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were Avery Dennison, Sealed Air, DS Smith, Klabin, and Ball. Together they accounted for a combined share of 60% of all digitalization-related new jobs in the packaging industry.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 52.15% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023
The largest share of digitalization-related new job postings in the packaging industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 52.15% followed by the UK (12.41%) and Brazil (6.52%). The share represented by the US was 14 percentage points higher than the 38.05% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.
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