Three industries that are already bouncing back to pre-pandemic hiring

Three industries that are already bouncing back to pre-pandemic hiring
Construction job postings up 6.7% from February, according to Indeed.David J. Phillip/AP
  • As industries start to slowly recover from employment losses in the spring, some are hiring more than they were before the pandemic.
  • Axios' Erica Pandey recently highlighted three of these industries based on job posting data from Indeed.
  • With a rising number in Americans who have been unemployed for at least 27 weeks, there are potentially many people who will be job seeking this fall.
  • Per Axios reporting, job postings in driving are 11.1% higher than that in February, and construction jobs are 6.7% higher.
  • Strong housing starts and housing demand for new homes could be contributing to the need for more workers in the construction sector.
  • Pandey notes that this can also be due to people remodeling as many are spending more time at home.
  • Beauty and wellness jobs are one of the in-person sectors that are seeing job hiring around their pre-pandemic level. This group includes hair salons where many businesses have reopened since lockdowns were lifted.
  • According to the latest hiring report from Indeed, loading and stocking is one of the sectors above hiring from last year, with hiring up almost 10%.
  • This could be because the industry sees a large share of seasonal hiring compared to the last two years and compared to other selected industries.
  • Similar to the varying rebound in job postings, the employment recovery also varies among industries.
  • According to Indeed's year-over-year data, job postings show the opposite of what is happening to employment; high-wage job postings are down the most, while employment in high-wage jobs, such as financial ones, are around their pre-pandemic levels.