#1. Who’s hiring amid the pandemic crisis?
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on some sectors of the economy, notably the hospitality industry, with hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs. However, the employment picture isn’t entirely gloomy. Essential stores, such as supermarkets and pharmacies are hiring more people in an attempt to cope with the crisis and so are delivery companies, who need more staff in their warehouses. For illustration, here is a list of some of the larger US companies planning to hire new staff:
Number of people these U.S. companies plan to hire:
Dollar General 50,000
Pizza Hut 30,000
Dollar Tree 25,000
Papa John’s 20,000
— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) MARCH 23, 2020
#2. Hard-hit sectors see a boost in online résumés
A study carried out by Forbes writer Jack Kelly shows that there has been a significant boom in the number of people posting their résumés online. In the airline industry he found more than 25,000 résumés, from employees in every part of the business, many with more than 10 years’ experience. Other sectors with large numbers of résumés uploaded include restaurants, and hotels. The long-term damage to these sectors remains to be seen but the number of CVs being posted shows just how many people have been laid off or feel that their jobs are under threat.