The COVID-19 pandemic has directly affected employment, since many companies have been forced to close their doors temporarily. Many others have been obliged to temporarily or permanently let go part of their staff to keep their heads above water.
At the same time, there are still some sectors that actually need more staff than ever. Look no further because we have detailed all of the jobs you should be applying for in this article! You’ll be able to find work whether it’s temporary or permanent, allowing you to stabilise your income or to make a bit of extra money.
Shops and supermarkets
To cater for the new spike in demand in food and hygiene products, supermarkets and local food shops are hiring the following staff:
E-commerce and delivery platforms have seen their sales explode recently. They are looking for the following staff:
Our health service is in a great need of staff to take care of the growing number of COVID-19 patients. They are looking for:
Emergency cleaning squads are needed for ambulance support services, hospitals and homes. The sector is looking for cleaning staff
Home-working for Tech Companies
Streaming, content and communication services have seen their demand increase drastically as people are having to work from home. Technology companies that provide these services need to maintain their telesales, marketing, and community on social media. You can find jobs such as:
Many of us are being productive during the lockdown and are using our time for distance learning. For this reason, online learning platforms have seen an increase of demand for their online courses. You can find positions such as:
Despite the closing of creches, schools and nurseries, many parents still have to work and are not able to look after their children during the day, so they have had to hire:
Support Workers and Carers
Some people are more vulnerable to the threat of COVID-19, including elderly people and people with pre-existing health conditions. They find themselves in need of help around the home with the shopping, cleaning, helping with pet care and general help with daily activities. Start searching for a job as a:
We recommend that you keep up to date with the job market if you are unemployed:
Complete an online course, preferably in areas of high-demand such as technology, marketing, sales, languages and other computer skills 🌍