The Top 3 Jobs in Demand During the 2020/2021 Pandemic
It’s a tough world out there right now. With the unemployment rate reaching all-time historical highs and businesses closing up shop, it is difficult to remain optimistic about the unforeseeable future. One thing we can count on, though, is that there will be an end to the madness that is COVID-19. We are already witnessing a steady decline in cases nationwide. Some business are opening back up and others are just waiting for the green light. Despite the awful economic reality that seems to have affected us all, there were some lines of work which have flourished in the midst of the madness. This blog will explore a few of these.
COMMERCIAL CLEANING/ ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
This is an easy one. In an era when the demand for cleanliness reigns supreme, the cleaning service industry has witnessed an above average growth of approximately 10% in 2020, (MROSupply.com). The outsourcing of cleaning professionals will continue to experience a rise in 2021 and for years to come. It stands to reason that, even when things go back to the way they were, (almost), society’s acute need for cleanliness will be a fad that will not easily go the way of the pet rock. Things will indeed change, and in the effort of battling contagious ailments, professionals in the cleaning industry will be highly sought after.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many architectural developments were put on the backburner. As city COVID-19 ordinances were slowly lifted, construction projects continued, and the need skilled laborers increased exponentially. According to a survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk, “the Coronavirus has harmed the construction industry, prompting project delays and cancellations, layoffs, and furloughs, yet it remains difficult for a majority of firms to find craft worker to hire.”, (Coronavirus and Skilled Workers, 2020). Construction companies across the nation have struggled to hire qualified personnel to pick up the pieces of work left undone and often seek the services of staffing agencies to fill their worker demand. The Construction Worker will be quite busy for years to come.
There is no doubt that shelter-in-place orders affected employers and employees alike. While many companies were forced to shut down, open them back up, then shut them back down, then open them back up again, employees soon had to make the difficult decision to leave their jobs in search of stable employment. The need for remote workers enjoyed a renaissance of growth. Relatively, the need for frontline workers increased in demand. Staffing agencies, like RedCap Staffing, who have offices located in El Paso, Amarillo, Odessa/Midland, Lubbock, and Waco in Texas, and Las Cruces and Albuquerque in New Mexico, and Lewiston and Portland in Maine, offer positions in several different fields. Employment through agencies such as RedCap Staffing can often lead to permanent employment with companies who contract workers through them, offering potential workers the opportunity to continue gainful employment and maintain valuable working skills. Staffing agencies have proven to be an effective resource for those looking to battle through uncertain economic times.
As COVID-19 cases decline as much as they have been in recent weeks, (CNN reported a daily decline in cases from 102,000 to 72,000), companies will increase their hiring efforts and workload. Those looking to re-enter the workforce may have a difficult time at first, but may fare well searching for opportunities in the fields included in this blog.
-Omar Tarango is a Freelance Blogger and Social Media Manager-