The US job market has been dramatically affected by the Coronavirus with a total of 20.6 million reported job losses since mid-March. The number of layoffs started to increase above the norm in between February and March, after which numbers started to skyrocket. While observing the job market on a weekly basis, here’s a visual look at the past two years of unemployment.
The unemployment rate has increased by 11.1% year over year which is primarily a reflection of the COVID-19 pandemic. Major companies are continuing to release statements of mass layoffs this week including AirBnb and Uber.
- AirBnB cuts 25% of their workforce – incl. 1900 jobs (source: Forbes)
- Uber to lay off 14% of staff (source: CNN)
With constant updates in the media about job loss and unemployment, there are still companies that are hiring in the US. In our experience there are clients that have paused or delayed their hiring efforts, while others are immediately hiring full-time positions. Here are some of the top positions that are still hiring in our industry.
More than ever companies are looking to enhance their quality control. We’re seeing high demand in Food and Beverage, Packaging, and Logistics for these key players. Bonus: many of these positions are hiring full-time – not temporary relief.
- Quality Food Safety Manager
- Quality Engineer
- External Product Quality Specialist
- Quality Assurance Manager
Maintenance Workers – All Levels
As production increases, so does the need for repair and troubleshooting. These maintenance positions are currently available:
- Maintenance Manager
- Maintenance Supervisor (TX)
- Maintenance Supervisor (WA)
- Maintenance Technician
- Electromechanical Technician
Similar to Quality, Sanitation has been a significant role in demand in the last quarter.
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