North America witnessed a 13.1% drop in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in November 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2022 has seen a decrease of 6.29% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.42% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2022, registering a decrease of 0.23% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in November 2022

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 35.79% in November 2022, a 33.19% drop over the previous month. Database and Network Administrators and Architects came in next, claiming a share of 23.51% in November 2022, marking a 34.1% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Computer and Information Analysts with a share of 18.95% in November 2022, a 41.3% drop from October 2022.

Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 10.41% in November 2022, a 28.23% decline over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in November 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average decline of 0.96% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s packaging industry during November 2022 over previous month.

Ball posted 105 IT jobs in November 2022 and registered a decline of 13.93% over the previous month, followed by J. R. Simplot with 62 jobs and a 16.22% drop. Nestle with 53 IT jobs and Carrier Global with 46 jobs, recorded a 381.82% rise and a 19.3% drop, respectively, while Petco Health and WellnessInc recorded a 10.42% decline with 43 job postings during November 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s packaging industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s packaging industry IT hiring activity with a 90.64% share in November 2022, a 33.13% decrease over October 2022. Mexico featured next with a 6.2% share, down 39.77% over the previous month. Canada recorded a 3.16% share, a drop of 58.46% compared with October 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 57.89%, down by 40% from October 2022. Mid Level positions with a 20.47% share, registered a decline of 23.25% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 19.42% share, down 28.14% over October 2022, while Senior postings accounted for 2.22%, recording a month-on-month decline of 32.14%.