Top industries hiring now


Just like you are, we’re closely tracking what industries and employers are increasing their hiring.

Some employers are continuing to support ongoing business during the pandemic, while others are re-opening or newly expanding operations as their governments begin to loosen shelter-in-place restrictions.

According to May job posting activity on Recruitology, top sectors include:

  • Education - especially teachers, Special Education professionals, and principals. One of the larger advertisers is a technical community college, hiring for academic roles, as well as career coaches, groundskeepers and interpreters.
  • IT / Technology - including software developers and engineers, data scientists, database administrators, business analysts, IT specialists. Financial institutions, investment firms and home improvement retailers lead the hiring in these fields, along with universities.
  • Construction and skilled trades - especially carpenters, painters, electricians and laborers. A current example in this field is a large civil engineering company hiring for everything from laborers to machinery operators and supervisors.
  • Manufacturing and Operations - this group includes production workers, machine operators, stockroom workers. One of the largest advertisers on our platform is a contract pharmaceutical testing company, hiring a range of chemists, microbiologists and manufacturing staff.
  • Administrative and Clerical - top hiring areas are administrative assistants, front desk assistants, and purchasing agents. These positions are being hired by city and county governments, colleges and universities, and banks, among others.
  • Healthcare - including nursing and care aides. A top example is a growing skilled nursing facility which is adding positions for one-on-one patient care, including rehabilitation, dietary aides, and transportation.

This hiring activity provides hopeful signs for the economy, and a reminder that many sectors will start to add staff -- and replace laid off workers -- as demand grows.