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By the Numbers: March 27, 2020

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Soft Skills Training a Priority but Falls Behind

The Numbers:

  • Soft skills training is the number 1 priority for more than 25% of HR and L&D professionals
  • Almost 50% rank it among their top three priorities
  • Almost 70% state the lack of time and resources gets in the way of soft skills training
  • Source: Talespin

Walmart Planning to Hire 150K Hourly Employees

The Numbers:

  • Walmart will hire 150K associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution, and fulfillment centers
  • The roles are temporary with a potential chance to become regular positions
  • $365 million will be given in cash bonuses to hourly workers for their work during the pandemic
  • Source: Walmart

CVS to Hire 50K Employees with Virtual Process

The Numbers:

  • CVS Health plans to fill 50,000 full-time, part-time, and temporary roles nationwide
  • Store associates, distribution center employees, customer service professionals, and home delivery driver positions are available
  • The hiring process will include virtual job fairs, virtual interviews, and virtual job tryouts
  • Source: CVS

Employees Confident They Will be Productive from Home

The Numbers:

  • 60% of U.S. employees are ‘confident that they can do their job efficiently while working remotely during the COVID-19 epidemic’
  • 67% say they would ‘support a decision by their employer to move employees to indefinite remote-work status in response to COVID-19’
  • 28% stated their employer ‘has done nothing in response to the disease’s spread’
  • Source: The Harris Poll/Glassdoor

Instacart to Add Another 300,000 Independent Contractors on Board

The Numbers:

  • The additional 300,000 full-service independent contractor shoppers across North America will be hired to meet increasing demand over the next three months due to COVID-19
  • The past few weeks have been the busiest in the company’s history
  • Source: Instacart

Average Weekly Pay at $3,000 for Nurse Jobs

The Numbers:

  • Average weekly pay for nurse jobs related to COVID-19 jumped to more than $3,000
  • Average weekly pay for registered nurses across the country was $1,700 in January
  • Some areas such as Washington state (90% increase) and California (60% increase) are seeing even larger increases
  • Source: NurseFly

Jobless Claims Increase by 70,000

The Numbers:

  • Initial unemployment claims jumped by 70,000 in the week ending March 14
  • The claims rose to 281,000, the highest level since September 2, 2017
  • Source: U.S. Department of Labor

Healthcare Staffing Firms See Increase in Demand

The Numbers:

  • Healthcare staffing firms are seeing increased demand for staff amidst COVID-19
  • “We have definitely seen an uptick in crisis response style orders,” says April Hansen, executive VP of workforce solutions and clinical services at Aya Healthcare, a healthcare staffing provider headquartered in San Diego.
  • Source: Staffing Industry Review

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Catapult by 1,064%

The Numbers:

  • Weekly initial unemployment claims skyrocketed by approximately 3 million in the week ended March 21, an increase of 1,064%, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the US Department of Labor reported today citing seasonally adjusted numbers.
  • There were nearly 3.3 million initial claims in the week ended March 21. In the previous week, there were only 282,000.
  • The surge marks the highest-ever level of seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment insurance, according to Department of Labor data. The previous high in initial claims was 695,000 in October 1982.
  • Source: U.S. Department of Labor

LinkedIn Releases Top Most In-Demand Jobs, Companies with Most Open Positions During COVID-19

The Numbers:

Top 10 Most In-Demand Jobs in the US

  1. Store Associate
  2. System Operator
  3. Certified Public Accountant
  4. Healthcare Specialist
  5. Construction Worker
  6. Warehouse Manager
  7. Psychologist
  8. Vehicle Mechanic
  9. Academic Advisor
  10. Delivery Driver

Companies with the most open jobs in the US

  1. 7-Eleven
  2. Army National Guard
  3. KPMG
  4. Amazon
  5. Genentech
  6. Lowe’s
  7. HCA Healthcare
  8. Intuit
  9. Nepris
  10. Whole Foods

Source: LinkedIn

Healthcare Job Postings Increase by 35%

The Numbers:

  • Average daily job postings increased 35% in order to support the resources needed to battle the coronavirus
  • New York hospitals have called back retired nurses, doctors are reducing elective surgeries, and med school students can choose to graduate early to help
  • Source: LinkedIn

GM and Ford Roll Out Salary Changes in Light of COVID-19

The Numbers:

  • General Motors is cutting the pay of its 69,000 workers by 20%, temporarily.
  • The company has pledged to pay it back with interest no later than March 15, 2021
  • Ford Motors announced that its top 300 executives will defer between 20% and 50% of their salaries for at least five months
  • Source: CNBC
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