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North America’s food service industry IT hiring activity declines 1.2% in February 2021

15 Mar 2021 (Last Updated March 15th, 2021 07:47)

North America’s food service industry IT hiring activity declines 1.2%  in February 2021

North America witnessed a 1.2% decline in IT hiring activity in the food service industry in February 2021 compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics index.

February 2021 has seen an decrease of 5.53% in the overall hiring activity when compared with January 2021.

IT jobs accounted for a 0.07% share in the industry’s total hiring activity in February 2021, registering increase of 0% over the last three-month average share.

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations leads by classification in February 2021

Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers Occupations emerged as the leading IT occupation in North America with a share of 36% in February 2021, a 30.77% drop over the previous month. Computer and Information Analysts came in next, claiming a share of 16% in February 2021, marking an 11.11% month-on-month decline. In the third place was Miscellaneous Computer Occupations with a share of 14% in February 2021, a 36.36% drop from January 2021.

Computer Support Specialists registered a share of 12% in February 2021, a 50% rise over the previous month.

Top five food service companies in North America’s IT recruitment activity in February 2021

The top five companies, in terms of number of jobs as tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined average growth of 15.63% in the overall IT recruitment activity of North America’s food service industry during February 2021 over previous month.

Starbucks posted 12 IT jobs in February 2021 and registered a decline of 7.69% over the previous month, followed by Compass Group with 8 jobs and a 60% growth. Chick-fil-A with 7 IT jobs and Sodexo with 5 jobs, recorded a 22.22% decline and a 66.67% increase, respectively, while Yum China Holdings recorded a 150% increase with 5 job postings during February 2021.

Country-wise composition of IT hiring in North America’s food service industry

The US commanded a leading presence in the region’s food service industry IT hiring activity with a 96% share in February 2021, a 9.43% decline over January 2021. Canada featured next with a 4% share, down 33.33% over the previous month. recorded a % share, a flat growth compared with January 2021.

Junior Level job postings dominate in February 2021

Junior Level jobs held a share of 50%, down by 30.56% from January 2021. Mid Level positions with a 30% share, a growth of 25% compared with the previous month.

In the third place was Entry Level job ads with 20% share, up 25% over January 2021.


GlobalData’s unique Job analytics enables understanding of hiring trends, strategies, and predictive signals across sectors, themes, companies, and geographies. Intelligent web crawlers capture data from publicly available sources. Key parameters include active, posted and closed jobs, posting duration, experience, seniority level, educational qualifications and skills.