Current Job Market Opportunities

The current job market has changed, but with change comes opportunity! Many individuals are searching for openings in the current job market or looking for a way to help their community during the crisis. With this shift in priorities, many opportunities have opened up in the current job market. We’ve put together the ones that have gained the most popularity – check them out below!

Designated Shopper

What Is It:

To avoid leaving their houses, many elderly, pregnant, and other immunocompromised individuals get their groceries delivered through services like Instacart. Consequently, Instacart has plans to double their current workforce of personal shoppers to fill the orders.

Requirements:

All shoppers must be 18+ years of age to apply. Additionally, you must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and have a smartphone to run the Instacart app. If you want to be a full-time shopper, you must also have a valid driver’s license, access to your own car, and be comfortable delivering orders. 

How to Apply:

Sign up via their website or app. 

 

Tech Support

What Is It:

Messaging and video conferencing platforms like Slack have seen an increased uptake in usage. Because of this growth, they need staff in multiple departments from engineering to sales to tech support.

Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree. Additional experience depends on the role, but usually some background in IT and experience in the tech/startup sector.

How to Apply:

Check out the openings on Slack’s website.

 

Virtual Babysitter

What Is It:

Parents are spread thin juggling childcare and full-time work. Virtual babysitters give parents a chance to take a breath and get some things done around the house. Virtual babysitters look after their kids via video conferencing platforms like Zoom. Also, they can help with homework, play games, or read aloud to kids. 

Requirements:

You need a childcare and/or nannying background, along with basic knowledge of what today’s kids are interested in. If you’re a teacher, this is a great way to supplement your income! Also, make sure you have a great internet connection so conversation doesn’t lag.

How to Apply:

Utilize your social media and online network to offer your services. You can also register for a babysitting network like Sittercity.

 

Communications Specialist

What Is It:

According to Business Insider, there has been a surge in job openings for individuals who can write and share news about the outbreak. Companies like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation want to ensure that the information and advice they are putting out is not only factual, but well-written. These individuals might also help with reputation management, content strategy, and press communications.

Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, or equivalent. Additionally, one needs a background in PR and exceptional written communication skills. 

How to Apply:

Conduct a quick search on LinkedIn or reach out to a Career Group Companies recruiter to view our openings.

 

Wellness Coordinator

What Is It:

Temporary staff members that work in conjunction with an office’s HR department to implement their reopening plan. Duties may include taking and recording employee temperatures and other data, sanitizing work stations and common areas, and maintaining office and cleaning supplies.

Requirements:

At least one year of experience working in an office environment in an administrative, operational, or similar capacity. Thoughtful attention to detail and a proactive, happy to help attitude. 

How to Apply:

Apply via our website or submit an inquiry via the Contact Us form.

If you’re looking for employment during this pandemic, don’t lose heart! There are still companies hiring individuals with varying levels of education and skill sets. Plus, you never know where a new job might lead. Explore our open opportunities or check out our social media accounts to schedule a resume consultation today.

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