#TogetherAhead State of Employment during the Pandemic

For many, Covid-19 has turned work life upside down.  That means job losses decrease working hours and rapid adjustments to working from home that has created changes no one could have predicted.  While unemployment is expected to increase.

JobStreet.com launched its #TogetherAhead initiative to assist job seekers and hirers to find opportunities that are fit for the current situation.

Over 2 Million Filipino workers were reported displaced by the Enhanced Community Quarantine or ECQ. And based on the latest report from the Department of Labor and Employment , Metro Manila has also recorded the highest displacement figure in the region. The quarantine measures we are all going through has caused companies to halt or delay their recruitment process and this has been seen across different countries not just specific here in the Philippines.

As the world struggle to flatten the curve, new employment trends are emerging.  Some industries have increase in working hours, employees started to lift new roles supporting the economy are also emerging.

Covid-19 has ended many traditional approaches to even the most simple everyday task, and hiring and searching job are no exception. Many companies are obviously facing challenging, particularly those in hospitality and travel industry.

According to Jobstreet.com data , there is about 21,000 companies that are hiring and are looking for job seekers.  Through the #TogetherAhead initiative that comes in four parts there is a, JobStreet’s COVID-19 Jobs and Resources Hub which provides job opportunities fit for the condition nowadays such as home-based or freelance.

JobStreet’s COVID-19 Jobs and Resources Hub provides job opportunities fit for the condition nowadays such as home-based or freelance. The microsite presents information on financial assistance available from the government to guide employees and companies in their applications. It also publishes critical information resources from JobStreet’s extensive network to motivate jobseekers for their next career path and to guide employers in adapting their business through the challenging times. 

#TogetherAhead State of Employment during the Pandemic

#TogetherAhead also houses the current job report, available roles, assistance for candidates to get jobs more conveniently, and special aid for hirers.    

“The pandemic has greatly impacted businesses and the workforce on a global scale. More than ever, JobStreet strengthens its commitment to rebuild businesses, careers, and people’s lives,” shared Ramesh Rajandran, Chief Marketing Officer of SEEK Asia, JobStreet’s parent company. 

Top Industries that are Still Hiring during the pandemic

Over two million Filipino workers were reportedly displaced by the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), with Metro Manila as the region with the highest displacement figure. The quarantine measures also caused companies to halt their recruitment processes. 

“Some companies have paused accepting applications, but many of them remain actively recruiting, so we’d like to encourage jobseekers that there’s a way for them to signal hirers that they are up for urgent hiring,” shared JobStreet Philippines Country Head Philip Gioca. 

#TogetherAhead State of Employment during the Pandemic

Data below covers the period of the ECQ which is from March 15- April 30, 2020 these are job ads posted by employers during the quarantine period   .

Top 10 Industries that are still hiring during the pandemic:
  1. Call Center / IT-Enabled Services / BPO (41%),
  2. Government Jobs (15%),
  3. Education (9%),
  4. Banking / Financial Services (4%),
  5. Computer / IT (Software) (4%)
  6. Healthcare / Medical (3%)
  7. Property / Real Estate (3%)
  8. Retail / Merchadise (3%)
  9. Manufacturing/ Production (2%)
  10. Transportation/ Logistic (1%)
Top 10 Jobs available during the pandemic
  1. Call Center Agent (10%),
  2. Teacher (7%),
  3. Nurse (5%),
  4. Engineer (4%) 
  5. Customer Service Representative (4%)
  6. Admin Assistant (2%)
  7. Sales (2%)
  8. Supervisor (2%)
  9. Staff  (1%)
  10. System Developer (1%)
Top Jobs available for Fresh graduates during the Pandemic
  1. Call Center Agent (Php 22,000),
  2. Teacher (Php 22,316),
  3. Customer Representative (Php 20,500),
  4. Admin Assistant (Php 13,319),
  5. Nurse (Php 20,745), 
  6. Technical Support Representative (Php23,754)
  7. Sales Agent/ Sales Executives/ Sales Asssitants (Php19,500)
  8. Engineers (Network, Electrical, Data, Industrial (Php21,700)
  9. Medical Officers (Php59,353)
  10. Data Analysts (Php16,500)
Top Hiring Provinces Philippines
  1. Calabarzon
  2. Central Luzon
  3. Central Visayas
  4. Western Visayas
  5. Northern Mindanao
  6. Davao
  7. Bicol Region
  8. Caraga
  9. ARMM
  10. C.A.R.

Work from home opportunities that are fit for today’s condition are also available via #SanaOL jobs by JobStreet, listing 15,000+ online teaching jobs, 14,000+ job vacancies that require no experience from job seekers, 1,600+ opportunities with work from home setup, and 180+ job opportunities for undergraduates. Under #TogetherAhead initiative, #SanaOL is Jobstreet Philippines’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, supported by YesPinoy Foundation led by actor and youth empowerment advocate Dingdong Dantes. The partnership was able to roll out #SanaOL program by facilitating online career coaching to Filipinos in need of livelihood.   

Connecting candidates and hirers 

The current situation has shifted the demands of jobseekers. Candidates are now looking for work from home opportunities, home-based, jobs with no work experience, part-time, or freelance.   

Also under the #TogetherAhead initiative, JobStreet introduced #WorkNow, its latest feature on the platform to support jobseekers further and get them closer with opportunities. #WorkNow allows ready-to-work candidates to stand out and connect them conveniently to potential employers. Likewise, this lets companies identify which candidates are available for urgent employment. To use this function, jobseekers only need to log in their JobStreet profile, edit ‘Additional Info’, go to ‘Other Information’ and type in #WorkNow then click ‘Save’. 

Free-of-charge job posting on JobStreet is also offered to small-to-medium enterprises that offer opportunities for college and K-12 graduates, work from home, and no experience jobs, which gives businesses the opportunity to rebuild themselves and reestablish their workforce. 

“The COVID-19 has introduced a new normal to us and it will continue to exist for quite some time, and JobStreet is continuously stimulating the job market as part of our commitment to empower jobseekers and hirers during this trying time,” said Gioca.   

To learn more about #TogetherAhead and other JobStreet initiatives, visit https://bit.ly/JobStreetTogetherAhead