CareerBuilder | January 12, 2021
Let's dive in to where jobs were lost in December, who was impacted most and tips for finding a job in 2021 based on these trends.
As we start the new year, many industries still have limited opportunities for job seekers while our data has found that others are growing in their need for hiring.
Upskilling and reskilling. During the past few months, entire industries and job roles have been turned inside out or disappeared. Prioritize learning new skills that will be applicable for the future of work, and look for potential employers that offer programs for professional development, upskilling and other education.
Healthcare workers are still in high demand. Healthcare moved up a few positions from the previous month for top industries hiring, and registered nurses and critical care nurses are back in the top 10 available jobs after previously moving down on the list.
Retail jobs have been down overall, but we’ve seen their steady return to growth over the past few months. Retail remains one of the top industries hiring and retail sales workers remain on the top 10 while retail salespersons moved back on the top 10 list.
Tech stands strong through the pandemic. Professional, scientific, and technical services are among the top industries hiring, with increased demand for software/app developers.
Truck drivers remain as one of the top positions. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, and light trucking/delivery drivers remained among the top posted positions. With growing cases across the country, and coming off the holiday shopping season, the shift to online will continue into the spring.