Covid-19 will permanently wipe out between 6.2 million and 8.7 million jobs in the U.S. by the end of the year. In my home country of Canada, we are still 1 million jobs short of our pre-Covid employment levels. Due to this grim outlook, many are asking: Who’s hiring and what are they looking for? Some innovation-driven sectors are adapting and actually growing a lot during this time which provides signs of hope.
The move to remote work means digitally-skilled talent is in demand and those with these skills can land roles in growing sectors, even if they don’t live near headquarters or in the same country. What is, perhaps, most exciting about these trends? A 6-month course can get almost anyone into tech — as one former truck driver recently showed in the U.S. — so while many firms are scrambling to fill essential roles, they can also be proactive by building skills internally.
Global firms like Amazon and PwC have already pledged to invest in reskilling their workforce, ensuring their employees will keep up with digitization. The World Economic Forum suggests that “We need to reskill more than 1 billion people by 2030,” and estimates that “133 million new jobs in major economies will be created,” by 2022. So with these trends in mind, what are some of these sectors that are fervently hiring? As the founder and CEO of a tech hiring platform, we’ve seen a growing demand for talent in e-commerce, e-learning, telehealth and fintech as these industries continue to boom due to the pandemic. Read more via Forbes