June 26, 2020 — Each week, Indeed shares the latest information on the impact COVID-19 is having on the labor market, job seekers and employers.
Here’s what happened the week of June 22, 2020
- SVP of Global Human Resources, Paul Wolfe, spoke with CNBC about ways that job seekers can showcase their relevant or newly acquired skills to best stand out to employers.
- Chief Economist Jed Kolko released new research to explain why job postings have fallen more in large, rich metros in the US.
- VP of Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging, LaFawn Davis, spoke at this year’s virtual (Not IRL) Pride Summit. She participated in two sessions to discuss ways to make work a place where black employees can thrive, and the next steps to come from the Black Lives Matter movement.
- Research Director Nick Bunker spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the state of unemployment in the US.
- Indeed released a report on Lead with Indeed to outline the impact of COVID-19 on Generation Z workers, and how employers can adjust their hiring/retention strategies to reflect the recent changes in the workforce.
- Lead with Indeed launched this month to provide employers, recruiters and leaders with resources to help rebuild hiring.
- Companies are still hiring. Over 500,000 jobs are added to Indeed each week in the U.S. alone. Here are just some of the companies who are hiring right now:
- Dollar General
- Advance Auto Parts
- So far in 2020, the trend in job postings, a real-time measure of labor market activity, was 29% lower than in 2019, as of June 19, the seventh week of gradual improvement.
- Indeed has rolled out several product updates to help those whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19. More information on how job seekers can use these tools to quickly and easily connect with employers in a way that reflects the social distancing and shelter-in-place measures can be found here.
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