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Special Jobs Report: 8 Industries Hiring Right Now

8 Industries Hiring Right Now

Just two short months ago, we reported on the strong and steady U.S. job market. But that situation shifted almost overnight, as COVID-19 brought about unprecedented social and economic change. While there is uncertainty about where to find a job and who’s hiring, the good news is that there will always be employers out there who need talented employees to keep their business moving forward – especially those in essential industries.

Whether the need for qualified candidates is now or in the near or distant future, the savviest employers will continue to build their talent pipelines to fill positions when ready. On the other hand, job seekers and those suddenly facing unemployment should spend this time not only revamping their resumes, but also determining which transferable skills may land them an opportunity – even if the opportunity is not in their chosen industry.

Although we will continue to monitor the U.S. job market, rest assured: you can still find a job if you know where to look. So, what industries are hiring now? Are healthcare jobs really in high demand? What about supply chain and trucking positions? We dug into our jobs database* to bring you insights into who’s hiring, below and in the accompanying report.

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8 Industries Hiring Right Now


1. Transportation

  • Total Jobs: 330,585
  • Top Career Titles: CDL Truck Driver, Long-Haul Truck Driver, Taxi Driver, Straight Truck Driver, Delivery Driver
  • Top Hiring States: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Indiana
  • Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Commercial Driver’s License, Driving, Over the Road (OTR), Loading & Unloading, Training & Development
  • Top Hiring Companies: Dart Transit Company, C.R. England, Shaffer Trucking, Trans Am, USA Truck

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2. Nursing

  • Total Jobs: 298,262
  • Top Career Titles: Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Home Health Aide, Nursing Manager/Supervisor
  • Top Hiring States: California, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois
  • Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Nursing, RN, Patient Care, Healthcare Management, Basic Life Support
  • Top Hiring Companies: Nomad Health, ShiftMed, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, NurseFly Travel Nursing, Maxim Healthcare Services

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3. Retail

  • Total Jobs: 189,888
  • Top Career Titles: Sales Associate, Sales Representative, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager, Merchandising - Management
  • Top Hiring States: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania
  • Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Retail, Sales, Merchandising, Customer Service, Management
  • Top Hiring Companies: Dollar General, AutoZone, CVS Health, PetSmart, Aldi

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4. Customer Service

  • Total Jobs: 57,394
  • Top Career Titles: Customer Service Representative, Customer Service Management, Call Center Representative, Sales Representative/Sales Associate, Clerk/Cashier
  • Top Hiring States: California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania
  • Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Customer Service, Sales, Training & Development, Management, Scheduling
  • Top Hiring Companies: Home Depot, Circle K, Dollar Tree, Speedway, Walgreens

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5. Logistics

  • Total Jobs: 56,323
  • Top Career Titles: Warehouse Associate/Yard Driver/Material Handler/Forklift Operator, Shipping/Receiving Associate, Logistics/Inventory Control Clerk, Purchasing/Sourcing Manager, Warehouse/Distribution Center Manager
  • Top Hiring States: California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas
  • Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Scheduling, Management, Inventory Management, Loading & Unloading, Shipping
  • Top Hiring Companies: Amazon, Walmart, Kelly Services, FedEx, Jetro Holdings, LLC

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6. Med Tech

  • Total Jobs: 38,845
  • Top Career Titles: Surgical Technologist/Technician, Medical Technologist, Phlebotomist, Medical Lab Technician, Emergency Medical Technician
  • Top Hiring States: Florida, Texas, California, New York, Illinois
  • Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Healthcare Management, Travel and Development, Staff Supervision, Patient Care, Basic Life Support
  • Top Hiring Companies: Healthcare Traveler Jobs, HCA, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Soliant Health, Fresenius Medical Care

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7. Manufacturing

  • Total Jobs: 35,239
  • Top Career Titles: Machine Operator/Production Worker, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, Project Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer
  • Top Hiring States: California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin
  • Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Management, Training & Development, Staff Supervision, High School Diploma, Leadership
  • Top Hiring Companies: Kelly Services, Aerotek, Bergey’s Truck Centers, ResourceMFG, Northrop Grumman

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8. Healthcare Administration

  • Total Jobs: 24,593
  • Top Career Titles: Manager, Director/Area Administrator, Specialist/Coordinator, Clerk/Admin Assistant, Nursing Manager/Supervisor
  • Top Hiring States: California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York
  • Top Desired Skills/Credentials: Management, Healthcare Management, Nursing, Organization, Communication
  • Top Hiring Companies: GPAC, Anthem Blue Cross, Clinical Management Consultants, UnitedHealth Group, Maxim Healthcare Services

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These are just a few of the industries hiring right now. Check out iHire’s 56 industry-specific talent communities to discover more job opportunities or to find your next great hire.

*Data accurate as of 3/23/20 and is subject to change


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