Business 22/04/2021

Sales, IT and logistics, the sectors that created jobs during the pandemic

The health was the only area that generated more job vacancies than before covid

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The outbreak of the pandemic caused job offers to plummet by 46% last year. Even so, the three sectors that pulled more of the cart and generated more jobs were the commercial or sales, IT and logistics. This emerges from the 2020 annual report on the state of the labour market that was jointly developed employment website Infojobs and Esade and has been presented on Thursday.

Specifically, the commercial and sales sector published about 312,000 job vacancies, IT and telecommunications, about 165,000, and logistics, more than 163,000. However, the only area that generated more jobs than in 2019 (with a 26% increase) was the health sector, with about 77,000 offers, especially nursing and nursing assistants, precisely in order to cope with covid.

If we analyse specific positions, the most demanded were the teleoperator, with more than 213,000 offers, followed by sales representatives, with 131,000; delivery vehicle driver, with 70,000, and finally, software developer, with about 63,000.

In contrast, the sectors that suffered a double-digit drop in job offers were also the most affected by the pandemic: tourism and catering.

The general director of Infojobs, Roman Campa, has specified that Madrid and Barcelona were the cities that concentrated most job offers and that the average salary offered was just over €25,000. The director of the Institute of Labour Studies at Esade, Anna Ginès, has warned that it remains to be seen how many of the people who are still on furlough (over 600,000) will be able to keep their jobs.

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