Last month, three-fifths (60%) of the garment companies studied by Just Style’s parent company GlobalData were hiring for at least one AI position. When compared to the same month last year, the proportion of apparel supply chain companies hiring for AI-related positions increased in July 2022, with 60% of the companies in our analysis recruiting for at least one such post. This latest percentage was higher than the 52.9% of companies hiring for AI-related employment a year ago, but it was lower than the 66.7% level in June 2022.
Three fifths (60%) of the apparel companies included in an analysis conducted by Just Style’s parent companyGlobalData were recruiting for at least one AI position last month. The proportion of apparel supply chain companies hiring for AI related positions rose in July 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 60% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position. This latest figure was higher than the 52.9% of companies who were hiring for AI related jobs a year ago but a decrease compared to the figure of 66.7% in June 2022.
When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to AI, related job postings rose in July 2022 from June 2022, with 1.9% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic. This latest figure was the highest monthly figure recorded in the past year and is an increase compared to the 1.3% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to AI 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.