The global food service industry experienced a 26% drop in new job postings related to individualism & expression in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 17% decrease versus Q2 2022. GlobalData’s Localism Trends on the Foodservice Industry report provides an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for food service companies to benefit from the localism trend, analysing the market by segment, region, and key trends. Buy the report here.

Notably, Office and Administrative Support Occupations jobs accounted for a 33% share of the global food service industry’s individualism & expression-related total new job postings in Q2 2023, down 48% over the prior quarter.

Office and Administrative Support Occupations drive individualism & expression-related hiring activity

Office and Administrative Support Occupations, with a share of 33%, emerged as the top individualism & expression-related job roles within the food service industry in Q2 2023, with new job postings drop by 48% quarter-on-quarter. Healthcare Support Occupations came in second with a share of 16% in Q2 2023, with new job postings rising by 84% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent individualism & expression roles include Management Occupations with a 12% share in Q2 2023, Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations with a 8% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in food service industry accounted for 76% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q2 2023 were Aimbridge Hospitality, Community Options, Sodexo, Brunning & Price, and Omni Hotels & Resorts. Together they accounted for a combined share of 76% of all individualism & expression-related new jobs in the food service industry.

Aimbridge Hospitality posted 1,741 individualism & expression-related new jobs in Q2 2023, Community Options 904 jobs, Sodexo 483 jobs, Brunning & Price 302 jobs, and Omni Hotels & Resorts 165 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 75.37% share of total new job postings, Q2 2023

The largest share of individualism & expression-related new job postings in the food service industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 75.37% followed by the UK (18.00%) and Australia (1.96%). The share represented by the US was six percentage points lower than the 81.65% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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