Sectors in which the unemployed by the coronavirus find employment

Sectors in which the unemployed by the coronavirus find employment

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Industrial manufacture of sanitary instruments and materials, services and pharmacy and bitotechnology are the sectors in which the unemployed are finding a job during the coronavirus crisis.

Madrid and Catalonia are the autonomous regions in which there have been more relocations between March 9 and April 5 of this year. This is one of the conclusions of the study carried out by LHH Spain in which it analyzes the behavior of the relocation of the professionals who participate in its programs in the period between March 9 and April 5, 2019 and the same period of 2020. Catalonia has absorbed 51% of the relocations, while in the Community of Madrid, with 15% of the relocated, it has grown 6 percentage points compared to the same period last year.

The sectors that pull employment

The three leading sectors during the period marked by Covid-19 are being the industrial manufacture of instruments and materials intended for health, the service sector, and the pharmacy and biotechnology sector. Between the three they have absorbed 37% of the relocations; far ahead of sectors such as telecommunications (7%), electronics (7%) and consumer goods (7%), and a figure much higher than that recorded by these three sectors in the same period of 2019, when they accounted for 19% of hiring.

On the other hand, the IT and telecommunications sector has generated the most jobs, with 17% of job vacancies. It is followed by the medicine and health sector, with 9.5% of the vacancies between March 9 and April 5, 2020. Behind, are the companies dedicated to sales (8.5%) ; engineering, with 8% of the total jobs generated, and companies that operate in logistics and distribution, which has absorbed 7% of workers between March 9 and April 5, 2020.

The sector dedicated to marketing and communication (6%), the industrial sector (5.5%), the finance sector (5.5%), the real estate sector (2%) and the hotel and restaurant sector (1.5%) They have shown a decrease in their activity during this month marked by Covid-19.

The hiring of technical profiles, nurse and administrator increases

In the period analyzed, production operators, with 15% of workers relocated, has been the position that has obtained the most jobs (nine percentage points more than this section of 2019). Production has been the area in which 53% of the candidates have relocated. The technical profiles have been the most successful relocation have had, with 53%. This is an increase of 30 percentage points with respect to the same period of the previous year. So, 27% responded to manager profiles and only 23% to technical profiles.

Considering the positions that have generated employment during the pandemic, we find that a nurse, with 305 vacancies, has been the most offered; followed by administrator, with 268 vacancies this month; delivery man, with 244 vacancies; commercial, with 225 stalls; nursing assistant and cleaner, as each of these positions offered 210 jobs.

Between March 30 and April 5, the week in which the economic activity of Spain was reduced to essential activities and in which a total of 7,644 offers were registered nationwide, the most offered position was that of administrative (106 offers), followed by a nurse (99 vacancies), a salesperson (75 vacancies) and a geo-cultivator (62 offers).

Madrid and Barcelona bring together employment

Madrid has grabbed 44% of the offers, followed by Barcelona, ​​with 29%, Valencia (5%), Seville and Zaragoza (both with 4%). The analysis of the labor market prepared by LHH reveals that the volume of job offers between March 9 and April 5, 2020 has decreased as the pandemic in Spain progressed: if on March 9 there were a total of 6,709 vacancies On April 5, only 1,801 jobs were offered.


The network of contacts has continued to be for the relocated candidates the main means of access to the labor market, with the permission of the internet, which has gained a lot of ground at present. Between March 9 and April 5, 38% of the candidates found a job thanks to their network of contacts, while 30% did so through the open market.

From LHH explain that “this last data has been affected by the pandemic, because between March 9 and April 5, 2019, only 19% of the participants in the relocation plans claimed to have found a job thanks to the internet “

What sectors do the relocated come from?

19% of the participants in outplacement plans come from the pharmaceutical sector. And, if the relocation figures during the coronavirus are compared with the same period of the previous year, it is the decrease in the percentage of participants from the IT and telecommunications sector: between March and April 2020, only 6% of the candidates come from this sector , while in 2019 this figure reached 25% of the profiles. This decrease of 19 percentage points can be explained by the high employability of professionals and the increase in the supply of employment in this sector during the pandemic.



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