These Are the Jobs and Industries That Have Increased Job Postings During the Coronavirus Economy
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Where are we?
After nearly a decade of continuous job growth, and a strong start to the year, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a dramatic rise in unemployment since mid-March. Job postings on the ZipRecruiter online employment marketplace were increasing until mid-February. We have now seen six straight weeks of decline in our average daily job count.
But there are still opportunities in this job market. Despite the decline in most of the economy, over the past four weeks, there actually has been an increase in the average number of job postings for many types of jobs on ZipRecruiter.
Keep checking this page to see what kind of jobs are hiring on ZipRecruiter and stay on top of trends in the labor market and guide your job search.
Job Posting Trends
In previous weeks, job categories closely related to changes in the economy from the coronavirus and shelter-in-place orders, like E-commerce, Warehousing, and Forklift Operation, were showing the biggest four-week gains in their daily average job count. This week there is an increase in postings for a wider range of industries and job types.
This week, Post Office jobs are up 155% over the last month as retail stores in many parts of the country remain closed. We also continue to see a rise in job postings in the Trucking industry, up 5%. The top four individual job titles that have shown the most growth over the past month are in Trucking and E-commerce.
- CDL Flatbed Truck Driver (+2614%)
- Truck Driver Trainer (+634%)
- Over-the-Road Truck Driver (+243%)
- Distribution Associate (+232%)
We also have positive growth in some categories related to agriculture. As of last week, Farm job posts had increased by 8% over four weeks. This week the four-week trend for Farm jobs has doubled to 16%. We also see a 98% rise in Soil Science jobs.
Other industries that have more job posts this month are:
- Parochial School (+25%)
- Veterinary (+21%)
- Religious Services (+15%)
- Assisted Living (+13%)
- Cleaning Service (+9%)
- Landscaping (+8%)
- Engineering Specialists (+6%)
We also see postings for some occupations trending up in Health Care and Social Assistance, Storage, Finance and Insurance, Training and Education, Childcare, and News to meet the demand generated by the coronavirus crisis.
Here are even more jobs with increased demand this month:
4 Top Finance and Insurance Jobs
1. Insurance Claims Adjuster
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 212%
2. Financial Sales
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 93%
3. Insurance Agent
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 71%
4. Medicare Insurance Specialist
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 68%
5 Top Healthcare and Social Assistance Jobs
1. Intensive Care Nurse
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 188%
2. Nursing Assistant, CNA
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 184%
3. Geriatric Nursing Assistant, GNA
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 166%
4. Registered Nurse, ICU
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 104%
5. Emergency Room Registered Nurse
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 88%
3 Top Training and Education Jobs
1. Computer Science Instructor
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 120%
2. Programming Instructor
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 27%
3. CDL Instructor
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 13%
5 Top Storage Jobs
1. Warehouse Laborer
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 83%
2. Warehouse Sorter
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 62%
3. Warehouse Assistant
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 46%
4. Warehouse Team Member
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 44%
5. Warehouse Attendant
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 42%
2 Top Childcare Jobs
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 58%
2. Au Pair
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 39%
Top News Job
1-Month Job Posting Increase: 71%
Source: ZipRecruiter, Inc. Internal Data 2020
Job trends based on daily average job count in the ZipRecruiter Employment Marketplace.