Top 10 most in-demand jobs of 2020

You may be surprised to see some of these roles on the list…

Top 10 most in-demand jobs of 2020

As a race, we humans have suffered the sting of a pandemic before. We’ve undergone everything from the Black Death to the Justinian Plague – each time wondering if humanity is strong enough to pull through.

COVID-19 has wrought devastation to the modern world – medically, economically, mentally and socially, there’s no segment of our lives that’s been left untouched.

However, there’s some good news. The evolution of technology means we haven’t entered another Dark Age, allowing businesses to survive and employers to retain remote workers.

In fact, some areas of the global economy are booming, as companies adapting to COVID-style restrictions means more work and more manpower.

Read more: How to support mental health in COVID-19

A recent report from LinkedIn identified the top 10 most in-demand jobs on offer right now:

  1. Personal Shopper
  2. Customer Service Assistant
  3. Pharmacy Manager
  4. Delivery Driver
  5. Retail Assistant
  6. Business Development Specialist
  7. Customer Service Advisor
  8. Store Manager
  9. Sales Executive
  10. Customer Success Manager

“COVID-19 is continuing to impact consumer demand which is creating new employment opportunities,” added Janine Chamberlin, director at LinkedIn.

“In certain sectors, we’ve seen a surge in demand over the last month from companies looking to bolster customer service and support capabilities, with supermarkets, convenience stores and retailers in particular looking for Personal Shoppers and Customer Service Assistants. Companies are looking at how they can deliver a superior experience during these unusual times to meet evolving customer expectations and continue earning customer trust.”

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Thanks to technology, HR has been able to thrive in the current disruption. Building on an already strong relationship with tech, our sector is paving the way for the rest of the economy.

To hear more on how technology is driving meaningful change throughout COVID-19, sign up for HRD Canada’s virtual HR Tech Summit 2020 here.

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