Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for robot hiring among companies in the packaging industry in the three months to February.
The number of jobs in Asia-Pacific accounted for 6.1% of total robotics jobs, compared to 0% in the same quarter last year.
This was followed by North America, which saw a 4.8 percentage point change year over year in robotics roles.
The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various industries over time. Using textual analysis, these job postings are then categorized by topic.
GlobalData’s thematic approach to industry activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best positioned to weather the coming disruptions in their industries.
These key topics, which include robotics, are chosen to cover “any issue that keeps a CEO up at night.”
Tracking them through job postings allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their feet – and more importantly where the market is growing and contracting.
Which countries are seeing the fastest growth in robotics job openings in the packaging industry?
The fastest growing country was Australia, which saw 0% of all robotics job vacancies in the three months ending February 2021, rising to 6.1% in the three months ending in February this year.
Next come Canada (up 4.5 percentage points), Mexico (1.5) and the United States (-1.3).
The top country for robotics jobs in the packaging industry is the United States, which saw 80.3% of all advertised jobs in the three months ending February.
Which cities are the biggest hubs for robotics workers in the packaging industry?
Some 9.1% of all packaging industry robotics jobs were advertised in Westminster (US) in the three months to February.
Next come Newtown (Australia) with 6.1%, Broomfield (USA) with 6.1% and Boulder (USA) with 6.1%.