The global food service industry experienced a 19% drop in new job postings related to environmental sustainability in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to an 18% decrease versus Q1 2022. Environmental Sustainability is a priority in most of the industries today including foodservice. GlobalData’s ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Top Trends by Sector – Thematic Research report assesses the impact of ESG by identifying key trends, company filings, and hiring pattern across 16 key sectors. Buy the report here.
Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 30% share of the global food service industry’s environmental sustainability-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, down 9% over the prior quarter.
Management Occupations drive environmental sustainability-related hiring activity
Management Occupations, with a share of 30%, emerged as the top environmental sustainability-related job roles within the food service industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings drop by 9% quarter-on-quarter. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations came in second with a share of 23% in Q1 2023, with new job postings rising by 40% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent environmental sustainability roles include Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations with an 8% share in Q1 2023, Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations with a 5% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in food service industry accounted for 69% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were Raising Cane’s USA, Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Sodexo, Domino's Pizza Enterprises, and Brunning & Price. Together they accounted for a combined share of 69% of all environmental sustainability-related new jobs in the food service industry.
Raising Cane’s USA posted 1,060 environmental sustainability-related new jobs in Q1 2023, Dave & Buster's Entertainment 505 jobs, Sodexo 471 jobs, Domino's Pizza Enterprises 464 jobs, and Brunning & Price 360 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 70.71% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023
The largest share of environmental sustainability-related new job postings in the food service industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 70.71% followed by Australia (14.97%) and the UK (11.12%). The share represented by the US was ten percentage points lower than the 80.70% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.
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