Recruitment is Weird Right Now: a Focus on the Positive

Unemployment is through the roof, and there are absolutely no jobs available right now. Or, is it: Companies are desperate to hire and cannot get enough qualified applicants?

It’s both. And it’s peculiar. COVID has split the hiring world between high unemployment in some sectors and people scrambling to get enough people in others. It’s weird, but it also opens up opportunities for all sorts of people. 

So, let’s look at the positive side! 

LinkedIn has a “Who’s Hiring Right Now” column that is updated regularly. For instance, at this moment, the top five hiring companies say,

  • Instacart says it’s looking to hire 300,000 contract workers.
  • McDonald’s says it’s hiring about 260,000 people this summer.
  • Amazon says it’s looking to hire 175,000 new workers for its fulfillment centers and delivery network.
  • Albertsons is hiring 50,000 people across their companies for open roles.
  • CVS Health is hiring 50,000 employees to serve in various capacities across its business.

That’s an awful lot of jobs. It also shows that a lot of mass hiring is in the unskilled or entry-level category. But, let’s unpack all of this.

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3 thoughts on “Recruitment is Weird Right Now: a Focus on the Positive

  1. I’m totally on board with the whole “stop trying to hire unicorns” thing. But tell that to the employers who don’t want to spend even two minutes training anyone and are now requiring experience in their particular industry for the most basic jobs. It’s like transferable skills don’t even exist.

  2. Like, Yas stated there are jobs out there, mostly retail, which is okay if that’s your version of interaction with people, but those jobs are notorious for low wages and little benefits for the workers, plus the few “full time” positions expect you to multi-task while tolerating low-performance expectations in the part-time employees, who merely have the job to maintain welfare benefits.
    I am all for businesses achieving a profit line, but not at the expense of employee satisfaction of the job.
    There are other jobs available but you have to network and search via multiple streams as job searching today is mostly through computer programs which means you have to refine your search to reflect the current specific job definition to certain industries even though your skills are adaptable to many businesses.

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