The global auto industry experienced a 22% rise in new job postings related to environmental sustainability in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Environmental Sustainability in Automotive – Hiring Activity in Q3 2022. This compares to a 138% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Drafters jobs accounted for a 5% share of the global auto industry’s environmental sustainability-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 10% over the prior quarter.

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Drafters drive environmental sustainability-related hiring activity

Drafters, with a share of 5%, emerged as the top environmental sustainability-related job roles within the auto industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 10% quarter-on-quarter. Miscellaneous Engineers came in second with a share of 3% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 20% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent environmental sustainability roles include Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a 3% share in Q3 2022, Maintenance and Repair Workers, General with a 2% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in auto industry accounted for 51% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were Tesla, Caliber Collision Centers, Lucid Group and DANA OFF HIGHWAY PRODUCTS. Together they accounted for a combined share of 51% of all environmental sustainability-related active jobs in the auto industry.

Tesla posted 1,664 environmental sustainability-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Caliber Collision Centers 1,403 jobs, Lucid Group 647 jobs, and DANA OFF HIGHWAY PRODUCTS 599 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 67% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of environmental sustainability-related new job postings in the auto industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 67% followed by the UK (6%) and Canada (3%). The share represented by the US was two percentage points lower than the 69% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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