Automotive industry

Europe experiences hiring boom in auto industry ESG roles

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Europe was the fastest growing region for environmental, social and governance (ESG) recruiting among companies in the automotive industry in the three months ending in August.

The number of positions in Europe represented 11.4% of total ESG jobs, up from 7.6% in the previous three months.

Next came Asia Pacific, which recorded a 0.6 percentage point change in ESG roles.

The numbers are compiled by GlobalData, which tracks the number of new job postings from key companies in various industries over time. Using textual analysis, these vacancies are then categorized by topic.

GlobalData’s thematic approach to industry activity seeks to aggregate key business information by topic to see which companies are best positioned to deal with disruptions that arise in their industries.

These key themes, which include environment, social and governance, are chosen to cover “any issue that prevents a CEO from sleeping at night”.

By following them through job openings, it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their feet – and most importantly where the market is growing and contracting.

Which countries are experiencing the strongest growth for ESG roles in the automotive industry?

The fastest growing country was the UK, which saw 2% of all ESG vacancies in the three months ending May, rising to 3.9% in the three months ending in August.

Next come Germany (up 1.3 percentage points), Thailand (up 1.1) and France (up 0.6).

The top country for ESG roles in the auto industry is the United States, which recorded 63.4% of all roles in the three months ending August.

Which cities are most important for ESG auto workers?

Some 3.5 percent of all auto industry ESG positions were advertised in Novi (US) in the three months ending August – more than in any other city.

Next come Auburn Hills (United States) with 3.5%, Warren (United States) with 3% and Fremont (United States) with 3%.