South & Central America witnessed a 4.0% rise in IT hiring activity in the packaging industry in November 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard.

November 2021 has seen an increase of 4.24% in the overall hiring activity when compared with October 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 2.59% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in November 2021, registering a decrease of 0.02% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in November 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in South & Central America with a share of 48.48% in November 2021, a 14.29% rise over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 19.7% in November 2021, marking a 43.48% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Database and Network Administrators and Architects with a share of 16.67% in November 2021, a 37.5% rise from October 2021.

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Miscellaneous Computer Occupations registered a share of 15.15% in November 2021, a flat growth over the previous month.

Top five packaging companies in South & Central America’s IT recruitment activity in November 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 2.56% in the overall IT recruitment activity of South & Central America’s packaging industry during November 2021 over previous month.

BRF posted 16 IT jobs in November 2021 and registered a decline of 33.33% over the previous month, followed by Kimberly-Clark with 10 jobs and a 233.33% growth. Alpargatas with 6 IT jobs and The Procter & Gamble with 5 jobs, recorded a 50% rise and a 28.57% drop, respectively, while Whirlpool recorded a 200% increase with 3 job postings during November 2021.

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 69.7% share in November 2021, an 8% decrease over October 2021. Costa Rica featured next with a 9.09% share, down 25% over the previous month. Colombia recorded a 7.58% share, a growth of 66.67% compared with October 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in November 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 71.21%, down by 12.96% from October 2021. Entry Level positions with an 18.18% share, registered a growth of 20% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Mid Level job ads with a 10.61% share, down 22.22% over October 2021.