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Hiring demand for robotics jobs grows 44% and robot sales jumped 30%

February 14, 2012

According to WANTED Analytics, a real-time talent analytics site, there were over 2,100 U.S. job ads for robotics skills in January, 2012, a 44% year-over-year growth rate from 2011. The majority of listings (650) were for engineering jobs and represented a 51% year-over-year increase.
Underlying this surge in employment, the International Federation of Robotics reported that investment in robot automation surged globally to 150,000 unitis sold in 2011 – a year-over-year growth of 30%.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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