South & Central America witnessed a 2.0% rise in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in March 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

March 2022 has seen an increase of 0.7% in the overall hiring activity when compared with February 2022.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.45% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in March 2022, registering a decrease of 0.12% over the last three-month average share.

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

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 49.41% in March 2022, a 40% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 17.65% in March 2022, marking a 15.38% month-on-month increase. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 14.12% in March 2022, a 100% rise from February 2022.

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Database and Network Administrators and Architects registered a share of 11.76% in March 2022, a 42.86% rise over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in March 2022

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 52.78% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s packaging industry during March 2022 over previous month.

BRF posted 22 IT jobs in March 2022 and registered an increase of 10% over the previous month, followed by The Procter & Gamble with 17 jobs and a 30.77% growth. Kimberly-Clark with 6 IT jobs, recorded a 500% rise, while Ball recorded a 300% increase with 4 job postings during March 2022.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in South & Central America’s packaging industry

Brazil commanded a leading presence in the region’s packaging industry IT hiring activity with a 56.47% share in March 2022, a 37.14% increase over February 2022. Costa Rica featured next with an 18.82% share, up 166.67% over the previous month. Argentina recorded a 5.88% share, a drop of 44.44% compared with February 2022.

Junior Level job postings dominate in March 2022

Junior Level jobs held a share of 78.82%, up by 55.81% from February 2022. Mid Level positions with a 10.59% share, registered a growth of 125% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with a 10.59% share, down 30.77% over February 2022.