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June 2, 2022updated 30 May 2022 9:18am

North America is seeing a hiring boom in mining industry digital media roles

Some parts of the world are investing more heavily in digital media roles than others

By Data Journalism Team

North America extended its dominance for digital media hiring among mining industry companies in the three months ending March.

The number of roles in North America made up 52.3% of total digital media jobs – up from 40.8% in the same quarter last year.

That was followed by Asia-Pacific, which saw a 8.6 year-on-year percentage point change in digital media roles.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are then classified thematically.

GlobalData's thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries. These key themes, which include digital media, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

By tracking them across job advertisements it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels – and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Which countries are seeing the most growth for digital media job ads in the mining industry?

The fastest growing country was the US, which saw 36.3% of all digital media job adverts in the three months ending March 2021, increasing to 43.7% in the three months ending March this year.

That was followed by Australia (up 4.5 percentage points), Canada (4.1), and India (2.4).

The top country for digital media roles in the mining industry is the US, which saw 43.7% of all roles advertised in the three months ending March.

Which cities are the biggest hubs for digital media workers in the mining industry?

Some 8% of all mining industry digital media roles were advertised in Chicago (US) in the three months ending March.

That was followed by Perth (Australia) with 4.6%, Atlanta (US) with 3.1%, and Lavergne (US) with 3.1%.

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