Ads for some of the typical summer jobs for students have plummeted compared to a year ago, in large part, because of social distancing and the economic slump, based on Chmura’s Real Time Intelligence on job postings. Yet there are some ads for jobs that have increased significantly from a year ago showing just how much this pandemic is changing the way we live.
Job ads continued to rebound with a strong third week in May. While some occupation groups have returned or surpassed pre-COVID peaks, some lag behind, especially many art, entertainment, and recreation workers.
Brock Kelley has used JobsEQ to help Alabama’s schools comply with Perkins V requirements, tailor students’ education to the regional economy, and strengthen ties between education and the major economic actors in the state.
Contact tracing is quickly being recognized as one of the most effective ways of combatting the spread of COVID-19. To be a contact tracer, you have to be able to present information clearly and with empathy—and that is exactly what the job postings data supports.
Some good news at last—as many states have moved to open up their economies, new job ads took a large stride in the positive direction, with clear increases across most occupation groups.