The Most In-demand Jobs During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6, 20203:56 pm1104 views
The Most In-demand Jobs During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Most In-demand Jobs During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the recent alarming Covid-19 situation, some jobs need to temporarily close while some others see higher demands. 

One of companies that sees higher demand amid the coronavirus crisis is Amazon. Providing vital service to people by delivering supply packages into individual’s homes, Amazon is now aiming at fulfilling 100,000 new full and part-time positions. The giant retail company is also investing over $350 million to increase compensation for hourly employees, mainly those who are in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. Walmart, Lowe, and Trader Joe’s are also among retail companies that see higher demand. 

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Not only retail companies, these jobs are also highly in-demand based on LinkedIn Data. These jobs are available, especially in the U.S. where the coronavirus cases increase briskly. The following in-demand jobs survey were analysed by looking at job posting performance at March 15 – 21, 2020 compared to March 8 -14 to understand week-over-week changes. Without further ado, here are the 10 in-demand jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

  1. Store Associate 
  2. System Operator 
  3. Certified Public Accountant 
  4. Healthcare Specialist 
  5. Construction Worker 
  6. Warehouse Manager 
  7. Psychologist 
  8. Vehicle Mechanic 
  9. Academic Advisor 
  10. Delivery Driver 

In-demand jobs for entry-level job seekers 

Apart from the ten above, these jobs do not require a higher degree or speciality, thus, it would be suitable for you who seek emergency jobs to make ends meet. 

1. Grocery store 

Grocery stores are one of the in-demand businesses during a crisis like today as it provides foods and other needs during the pandemic. Thus, there will be increased demand from millions of people stocking up on food and other supplies as they self-isolate at home. With increased demands, grocery stores would need more people to help them, such as in cashiers, shelf stockers, or delivery drivers. 

2. Cleaning services 

Businesses that remain open place a higher priority on cleanliness than ever to slow the spread of Covid-19, which has led to a 75 percent increase in job listings for janitors and cleaning services. Hotels, universities, and office building are some of the key drivers of this increased demand. 

3. Food delivery services 

Food services become more popular as people are encouraged to stay home, especially if they develop the virus symptoms during this influenza pandemic. Some food delivery businesses, like Deliveroo, FoodPanda, and  GrabFood are also adapting their policies to offer no-contact deliveries, protecting the safety of both customers and drivers. 

4. Census takers  

Another in-demand job is census takers. As the virus infection increases rapidly, census takers have outreach their shift and are at the edge of burnout. Therefore, the federal government is seeking the help of hundreds of thousands nationwide to complete the 2020 census. Hours vary depending on the position and pay rates vary by location, but you will be paid weekly. For you who are interested in this job, you might want to know that the job requires minimal human contact, but if you are still worried, you might be more interested in positions that don’t require you to leave your local census office. 

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