Mar 11, 2020
As of now, we are in the midst of the unknown. What are the long term effect(s) of the coronovirus going to be? How will it effect the economy and the employment market is yet to be seen. But most importantly, we hope that those who have been infected have a quick recovery.
The growing spread of the coronavirus has caused a surge in demand for certain jobs, as US companies look for ways to address the outbreak and the anxiety around it. Job Postings for researchers and healthcare professionals are increasing as companies look for candidates who can assist with the corronavirus communications, research, or medical assistance. Immediate workers are needed but there is no idea of how long these workers will be needed.
The Job-posting site Glassdoor recently published an Economic Research report about how workers are reacting to coronavirus. Daniel Zhao, a Glassdoor senior economist and data scientist, wrote in the report that the company has noticed an increase in job postings to offer help with the outbreak.
The examples listed in the report tend to be companies looking for immediate hires, as well as temporary roles. However, Zhao told Business Insider, "we don’t know yet how the outbreak will evolve or how long these workers will be needed."
In Washington, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently posted several positions for their newly formed COVID-19 Response team. The positions include program manager and associate strategy officer that will last until the end of December.
"Regardless, many of the jobs appearing involve portable skills. For example, crisis communication skills are becoming more and more useful in a wide variety of contexts, so it’s important for businesses to build that muscle for the long term," Zhao said.
Here at NISA we want you to remain diligent and be safe with healthy hand washing and avoiding contact in those infected. This will pass as more is learned about the virus itself.