After the StormThe Jobs and Skills that will Drive the Post-Pandemic Recovery
After the Storm: The Jobs and Skills that will Drive the Post-Pandemic Recovery
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If the U.S. is going to have a recovery that not only brings the economy back to where it was but also ensures a more equitable future, it is crucial to understand what jobs and skills are likely to drive the recovery. In After the Storm: The Jobs and Skills that will Drive the Post-Pandemic Recovery, Burning Glass Technologies uses our database of more than 1 billion current and historical job postings, along with the best available expert views, to anticipate what jobs will be most important in the post-pandemic labor market. Some key findings from the report include:
- We project these roles will account for 15.5 million to 18 million new jobs created over the next five years.
- These jobs represent significant fractions of the labor market: currently 13% of demand and 10% of employment, but in addition they are important inflection points for the economy. A shortage of talent in these fields could set back broader recovery if organizations can’t cope with these demands.
- Jobs in these new “economies” are projected to grow at almost double the rate of the job market overall (15% vs. 8%).
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