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November 19, 2021updated 25 Jan 2022 8:50am

AI hiring levels in the apparel industry kept steady in September 2021

The proportion of apparel supply chain companies hiring for artificial intelligence (AI) related positions kept steady in September 2021, with 52.9% of the companies included in GlovalData analysis recruiting for at least one such position.

By Patrick Scott

This latest figure was the same as the 52.9% of companies who were hiring for artificial intelligence (AI) related jobs in August 2021 and an increase compared to the figure of 38.9% for the equivalent month last year.

When it came to the proportion of all job openings that were linked to artificial intelligence, related job postings dropped in September 2021, with 0.9% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

This latest figure was a decrease compared to the 1% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to artificial intelligence in the equivalent month a year ago.

AI is one of the topics that GlobalData has identified as being a key disruptive force facing companies in the coming years. Companies that excel and invest in these areas now are thought to be better prepared for the future business landscape and better equipped to survive unforeseen challenges.

Analysis of the data shows that apparel supply chain companies are currently hiring for AI jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 1.8% in September 2021.

GlobalData's job analytics database tracks the daily hiring patterns of thousands of companies across the world, drawing in jobs as they're posted and tagging them with additional layers of data on everything from the seniority of each position to whether a job is linked to wider industry trends.

Europe extended its dominance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) hiring among apparel industry companies in the three months ending September, according to figures from GlobalData.

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