While many employers report they are still evaluating changes to their hiring plans, according to a recent Handshake report, we’re beginning to see trends in job postings emerge— some industries are seeing a significant reduction and others remain relatively steady by comparison. High-contact jobs requiring physical co-location, production jobs with location-specific elements, and positions in the food industry, customer service, and sales are among the most vulnerable in this situation. Other major industries impacted may include travel, hospitality, brick-and-mortar retail, and entertainment.
As more controls and safety measures are put in place, we may begin to see an increase of hiring in these industries once again. Industries that may be experiencing an increase in demand and are hiring in high numbers include health care, pharmaceuticals, grocery chains, delivery services, virtual technology tools, remote instruction, and others. An entrepreneurial spirit is important as nearly all workers shift the way they work.