Jobs in Demand During COVID-19

March 26, 2020

 Jobs in Demand During COVID-19

As concerns about coronavirus deepen in the U.S., people and businesses are responding to rapid changes in day-to-day life. As a result of this, we’re seeing an increased demand for jobs within healthcare providers and other organizations that are supporting the country through this pandemic. 

If your job has been impacted by coronavirus, or if you’re ready to immediately jump in to help those organizations that need to fill roles during this challenging time, here are the most in-demand jobs and companies hiring right now (based on LinkedIn job posting data in the U.S. between March 15 - 21, 2020).

Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs in the U.S. 

  1. Store Associate

  2. System Operator

  3. Certified Public Accountant

  4. Healthcare Specialist

  5. Construction Worker

  6. Warehouse Manager

  7. Psychologist

  8. Vehicle Mechanic

  9. Academic Advisor

  10. Delivery Driver

If you’re job searching right now here are some tips. We will continue to share insights to help you navigate this rapidly-changing situation.  

Hiring Methodology

The LinkedIn Hiring Rate (LHR) is the percentage of LinkedIn members who added a new employer to their profile in the same month the new job began, divided by the total number of LinkedIn members in that country. By only analyzing the timeliest data, we can make month-to-month comparisons and account for any potential lags in members updating their profiles. A 7-day rolling sum of hires is matched with the same day of week last year to control for day of week effects in hiring data and the year-over-year percentage change of hiring rates is calculated.

In-demand Jobs Methodology

Data limited to “Premium” jobs on LinkedIn for the US. This analysis was performed looking at March 15 - 21, 2020 compared to March 8 - 14 to understand week-over-week changes. To calculate demand, we compared week-over-week change in volume of job postings on LinkedIn.