These Are The Industries That Are Hiring For Professional Roles Now

from Fast Company

If you’re looking for a gig to help pay the bills, grocery stores and delivery companies need help—and fast. But if you’re looking for something permanent or want to take the next step in your career, you may be able to find a professional role, too, says Michelle Armer, chief people officer at the job site CareerBuilder.

“There is definitely still a demand for professional and management workers across many different industries,” she says.

The catch is that you’ve got to act fast. As unemployment rates continue rise, more job seekers are scouring the market. We spoke to recruiting experts, and these are the types of jobs and industries that are still seeking qualified applicants during the pandemic:

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  1. This article was definitely something I was not expecting to come across during this pandemic at all! Having watched glimpses of the news here and there when my mother is watching nothing on the news on tv but that, I remember seeing something about unemployment being at a high right now. So, an article relaying the message that there are still jobs and more surprisingly jobs that are actually hiring out there was something that caught me by surprise. Stephanie Vozza states that “If you’re looking for a gig to help pay the bills, grocery stores and delivery companies need help—and fast. But if you’re looking for something permanent or want to take the next step in your career, you may be able to find a professional role, too, says Michelle Armer, chief people officer at the job site CareerBuilder.” With everything shutting down I am so confused about what is and is not an essential business anymore, which is why I may be so shocked that there are still jobs hiring

    Vozza mentions that there is still a demand for jobs out there but, “The catch is that you’ve got to act fast. As unemployment rates continue to rise, more job seekers are scouring the market. We spoke to recruiting experts, and these are the types of jobs and industries that are still seeking qualified applicants during the pandemic,” which makes sense! The more people lose jobs the more people will look for them, especially when bills still have to be paid during this pandemic. What I question though is how is the interview process changed from the company’s regular process when we were not in quarantine? Or, what are the safety measures the companies that are hiring are taking? And lastly, are these jobs only hiring to help save the company right now because of quarantine? Or were these companies regularly hiring like this in the first place?

  2. I find this article relevant for those looking to take the next step in the careers (i.e. those that have graduated already). For most others, such as myself; it will be difficult going forward to look for the next step. As far as internships, most companies have halted their programs for the Summer and are unsure of what they are going to do for the Fall. Therefore, what’s left are the gigs that are available through food delivery services, food stores and Amazon.

    Realistically, I’m looking at this from a Utilitarian perspective (and this is purely anecdotal). I was furloughed, my restaurant closed down and did not exercise the option to do take-out or delivery. I am now presented with two options: a. seek a temporary job at the aforementioned places or b. file for unemployment. Looking at the numbers alone, I will make almost double every two weeks via unemployment. There is absolutely no need for me to go for a “job” as opposed to the next step in my career. Now adding the factors of risk of being near people as opposed to limiting my “exposure” in public, it’s safer to not work and collect unemployment.

    Again, this is anecdotal. If I was a college graduate and was laid off, the facts stated by the article would bring about a different conversation.

    However, there may be hope in the fall for those in my position. Mark Cuban was in an interview with Daniel Roth of LinkedIn and they discussed what the job market may be like later on in the year. Unfortunately, I don’t think the video is available anymore so I can’t share the link – but Cuban strongly suggested that companies would be open to hiring more interns in the near future than what they did before, being that interns are less expensive than full time employees.

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