A lot of people are finding that their working lives have seen them transition to working from the home, fulfilling much of the same role but remotely. Others, however, may have lost their job due to the amount of businesses closing up shop, and others still might simply be looking to work in a field that is essential at this time of crisis. As such, here are some industries and roles that are looking for people to bolster their ranks.
Emergency service providers work in both paid and volunteer capacities, working with fire stations, police departments, and local town infrastructures, providing emergency services such as emergency medical care and rescue of those in hazardous conditions. Though there are fewer people out and about, there are more people who will need emergency services due to the complications caused by lockdowns throughout the local area. This can include those who need emergency care in the case of contracting coronavirus, but can also count for those who may be in peril while living in isolation.
Though a pivot to a healthcare career may take a longer time than most careers, it is one that is quickly welcoming nurses, admin staff, and many others to its ranks. For those who have since left the career or specialized, there are plenty of surgery jobs currently available, too. Many health care businesses are feeling an additional strain right now and need workers who aren’t even dealing directly with patients affected by the coronavirus.
Food and agriculture
Those who work in every step of the food production process, from growing and farming, to those who clean and process the foods in a processing plant, are essential at the moment. The COVID-19 crisis is proving a challenge to the distribution efforts of the global just-in-time supply chain. As such, a lot of grocers and markets are relying much more on local providers. This means that there are more opportunities for agriculture work than usual. In many cases, supermarkets, corner stores, and farm banks are also hiring more workers than ever.
Although people are less likely to buy as many products as they did before, there has always been a large demand for more workers in the transportation and logistics sector, with the average age of delivery drivers consistently on the increase due to a relative lack of new workers. There have been fears of drivers in the transportation industry being phased out due to an eventual rise of self-driving technology. However, for the moment, such drivers are high in demand, as are those who will work in packing plants, fulfillment companies, and so on. With more and more people shopping remotely, there are more goods on our roads than usual.
Of course, the one thing to bear in mind about essential roles is that it involves dealing with a certain degree more risk of coming in contact with those who have at some point contracted the coronavirus. However, to those who feel a sense of duty in this crisis, that may not be enough to scare you off.