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December 10, 2021updated 25 Jan 2022 8:53am

Apparel industry Internet of Things hiring rose in November 2021

The proportion of apparel supply chain companies hiring for Internet of Things related positions rose in November 2021 compared with the equivalent month last year with 12.5% of the companies included in the GlobalData analysis recruiting for at least one such position.

By Patrick Scott

The latest figure for Internet of Things apparel industry hiring was higher than the 5.9% of companies who were hiring for related jobs a year ago but a decrease compared to the figure of 25% in October 2021.

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to the Internet of Things, related job postings dropped in November 2021, with 0.1% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

This latest figure was a decrease compared to the 0.2% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to Internet of Things in the equivalent month a year ago.

Internet of Things 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.

Our analysis of the data shows that apparel supply chain companies are currently hiring for Internet of Things jobs at a rate lower than the average for all companies within GlobalData's job analytics database. The average among all companies stood at 0.7% in November 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.

Click here to read how Asia-Pacific was the fastest-growing region for digitalisation hiring among apparel industry companies in the three months ending October 2021, according to GlobalData.

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