>>By the Numbers: April 24, 2020

By the Numbers: April 24, 2020

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More Workers Predict Employers Will Allow Remote Work Post-Pandemic

The Numbers:

  • More than a third of workers feel their employers will be more relaxed about remote work after the pandemic
  • 28% of workers say they ‘plan to search for work that allows them to telecommute’
  • 45% say their employers are ‘fairly ready’ for the telework transition
  • Source: OnePoll and Citrix

College Internships and Job Offers Cancelled Due to COVID-19

The Numbers:

  • About 75% of college students said their internships or post-graduate jobs have been canceled, moved remote, or delayed due to the pandemic
  • 90% of college students were at least moderately concerned about the pandemic’s impact on the U.S. job market and economy
  • Source: College Reaction

About 40% of Recruiters Optimistic About Hiring Increases

The Numbers:

  • Almost 40% of recruiters forecast hiring increases within 90 days
  • More than 22% expect increases in the next 30 days
  • Recruiters in healthcare are even more optimistic as 45.5% predict increased job requirement loads within the next 30 days
  • Source: Recruiter.com

BountyJobs Reports: Special Platform Access for COVID-19 Essential Roles

The Numbers:

  • For companies on the frontline fighting the COVID-19 outbreak, filling critical open roles is more important now than ever before. BountyJobs is committed to helping you get the people you need, fast. We are offering you no cost access to our recruitment marketplace to help you do it.
  • We have collected special offers from our partners to assist those in talent acquisition to make progress in filling essential roles related to COVID-19

Pay Cuts Common Response Amidst COVID-19

The Numbers:

  • 143 out of 151 companies studies stated they are leveraging pay reductions instead of layoffs in response to the pandemic’s impact
  • 66% stated these reductions are for a ‘temporary’ or ‘indefinite’ time period
  • Source: Securities and Exchange Commission Filings

4.4 Million More Jobless Claims

The Numbers:

  • Another 4.4 million jobless claims were filed the week between April 12-18
  • This is in addition to the 22 million other claims filed since COVID-19 started impacting the economy
  • Source: The U.S. Department of Labor

Essential Retail Jobs in Demand

The Numbers:

  • Grocery clerks, warehouse employees, and delivery workers are in demand during the pandemic
  • These fast-growing essential retail jobs increased 88% nationally
  • This growth was more than 100% in Sacramento, Nashville, and Miami
  • Source: LinkedIn

Instacart to Hire Another 250,000 Independent Contractors

The Numbers:

  • Another 250,000 full-service shoppers will be added to the Instacart payroll in an attempt to try to resume same-day delivery operations
  • This is in addition to the 300,000 workers hired in recent weeks
  • Source: Instacart
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