Here Are the Latest Jobs To Come Out of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Skilled trades are among the top jobs that thrived during the coronavirus pandemic. One reason is these jobs are essential in any economy. Even as the recession hit in early 2020, the need for electricians, plumbers, and other skilled workers remained in high demand. People still needed services to keep the lights on, water flowing, and more. The demand for skilled workers is expected to increase as baby boomers retire from the industry, further opening opportunities for employment.

Find out why skilled trades thrived during the coronavirus pandemic and what that may mean for your career.


Electrical workers support the millions of people working and learning from home. Since people rely on essential utilities, like electricity, any issues that come up need to be resolved quickly.


Complex plumbing issues can arise when millions of people are working and learning from home. Skilled plumbers are needed to resolve any problems.


A significant number of workers in the manufacturing industry are needed to fill consumer demands. For instance, pipefitters, welders, metal workers, ironworkers, and steelworkers work to create the tools and supplies needed for companies to provide food, personal care supplies, and personal protective equipment for their customers.

Warehouse, Logistics, and Transportation

Machine operators, line workers, and other production employees are needed to meet demands related to sharply increasing sales from e-commerce sites. Also, logistics and transportation workers are required to deliver these items.

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Trucks

Due to the increasing importance of the supply chain during the pandemic, truck drivers are in high demand – these workers transport goods and services from warehouses to retail stores. Since consumers have been stocking up on toilet paper, non-perishable food, medical supplies, and other items, they need these items available either at local stores or for fast delivery.

General Maintenance and Repair

When a recession hits, many people decide to save money by repairing what they own rather than buying new items. The same applies during a pandemic. As a result, maintenance and repair workers have substantial opportunities for work.

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Happy New Year!

We’re officially 4 days into 2021. While it may still feel like the same winter we had only a week ago, we’ve entered into a new month, a new year, and a new opportunity to rebound from the impact 2020 had on all of us. If you haven’t already, now is the time to begin looking forward and letting the hardships of last year serve only as a reminder of what we can overcome.

Economic forecasts predict improvements in non-farm payroll employment of approximately 600,000 new jobs each month. By the fourth quarter of the year, household employment is projected to recover to 148 million. There are industries that are expected to continue to recover more slowly, such as food service and hospitality, but others including delivery and warehouses and those tied to e-commerce will continue to grow at a fast pace to meet the continuously increasing demand of online shopping and contactless purchasing. Additionally, if the vaccines work, we can expect the labor market to heal rapidly this year.

We all have optimistic hopes that this year will be vastly different from last. Some of the factors are well outside of our control, but plenty are still within. Go into the year with positivity and a spirit of accomplishment and tenacity and let’s all see a productive and economically strong 2021. Contact us at for all of your 2021 workforce needs!