The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way people work. COVID-19 vaccinations are underway, and companies in California and across the United States are increasingly attempting to return to business as usual. There are also dramatic changes that could take place in the post-pandemic job market.
3 Post-Pandemic Job Market Predictions
The way employers and job seekers connect with one another has changed during the pandemic. Going forward, the “new normal” of the pandemic may have far-flung effects on both groups and their respective approaches to the job market.
Now, let’s look at three ways the job market could change following the pandemic.
1. Remote Work Will Reign Supreme.
Research indicates up to 25% of workforces in advanced economies could work remotely three to five days a week during the pandemic. This is approximately five times greater than before the crisis.
Expect employers to offer remote work opportunities more often than ever before. Companies can provide remote work roles to distinguish their businesses from rivals and attract top talent. Plus, they can host remote meetings and offer myriad technologies to help workers remain productive from locations around the world.
2. California Businesses Will Offer Lots of Jobs Across a Wide Range of Industries.
In terms of economic growth, California stands in a class all its own. Bloomberg reported the Golden State was the nation’s top economy in June 2021. California has recorded increases in its household income and non-farm payrolls over the past few months as well.
California businesses across all industries may reap the benefits of a rapidly improving local economy. These companies look poised to add talent at all levels. As such, job seekers in search of entry- or senior-level roles at California businesses should find lots of great opportunities at their disposal in the post-pandemic job market.
3. People May Be More Prone to Pursue Career Changes.
Career advancement is a top priority for many business professionals. In a survey of 2,000 adults conducted in March 2021, 80% of respondents indicated they are concerned about their career growth. Furthermore, 72% of this group said they are rethinking their skill sets.
New career opportunities may be available in the post-pandemic job market. Those who were previously considering a career change may seem now as the perfect time to make their move. Meanwhile, those who are unhappy in their current jobs may be more likely to pursue a career change at this time, too.
Explore New Career Opportunities in the Post-Pandemic Job Market
The post-pandemic job market will be unlike any other. If you’re interested in pursuing a new career opportunity in this market, expert help is available.
Marquee Staffing is a professional staffing agency that partners with job seekers in Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles. We can offer tips and guidance as you explore new career opportunities in the job market following the pandemic. To learn more about how we can help you grow your career, please contact us today!