As we are now well into the last quarter of 2020 and with the holiday season lurking around the corner, new waves of jobs are in high demand in October. With holiday sales such as Prime Day already in full swing, hiring pushes for essential workers will keep growing. Here are the jobs with the most demand in October.
The jobs with the most demand in October
As retailers and big shopping giants prepare for the influx of foot traffic brought by holiday shopping, security officers and retail sales specialists are in huge demand. According to LinkedIn, security officers are the fastest-growing job this month with a month-to-month increase of 361%. Retail sales specialists are the third fastest-growing positions with a growth rate of 144%.
Delivery specialists are the second fastest-growing job this month, with a growth rate of 176%. This spike is no surprise as postal workers and other distribution companies like UPS and FedEx beef up their staff for a surge in online purchases.
Also, employers are doubling down on their digital-first strategies as we are now 7+ months into the pandemic. Application developers (+69%), SEO specialists (+37%), and translation specialists (+34%) are all in high demand as companies look for new ways to reach consumers online.
Healthcare positions continue to grow
Before the pandemic, the healthcare industry was one of the fastest-growing business sectors, which hasn’t changed in 2020. According to Indeed, seven of the most in-demand jobs this month are healthcare-related. These include home health aides, nurses, physical therapy professionals, medical technologists, and health services administrators. LinkedIn’s job postings echo this trend with registered nurses becoming the job with the second-largest demand. This trend has obviously been active throughout the pandemic as healthcare professionals are in desperate need.
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