COVID-19 has affected us all. Many people are at home because their employer is temporarily shut down. Others have been laid off. For active job seekers, things were put on hold by hiring companies because of uncertainty about how coronavirus would impact operations.

But there are still a variety of industries that are hiring. Some are looking to fill thousands of roles because of the shift in economic demand in Canada. Available roles may not necessarily fall within your ideal career path, but things change and sometimes you need to adapt to changing circumstances.

Many of these roles are getting snatched up quickly. So, act fast. Get your resume out there and apply right away. According to Toronto recruiters, here are some of the industries that are hiring during the coronavirus pandemic:

Toronto headhunters explain what industries are hiring right now

1. Service-Based Industries

Service-based companies are hiring at a rapid pace. Grocery stores, shopping services, and other food suppliers are working hard to keep up with the demand in the retail sector. They need people to do everything from stocking shelves, working in warehousing, managing retail stores, assisting with shipping, and more.

2. Healthcare

Healthcare professionals are in very high demand, but it’s not only doctors and nurses who are needed. Hospitals, clinics, and personal support facilities need to fill positions everywhere from porters, admin support, clinical operations to management, and more. Medical manufacturing companies are working hard to keep up with essential health supplies.

3. Online Learning

Schools and universities are closed. Education has made the shift online, much like many other industries. E-learning companies and supporting companies have seen a large spike in demand to support platforms, provide service, and help institutions get set up in an online learning environment.

4. Supply Chain

The supply chain is in full force and effect. Shipping and delivery service providers cannot find enough people to help fulfill orders. Companies are hiring for all positions within the supply chain and logistics to keep products flowing out of the warehouse to their end destination.

5. Information Technology

There has been a spike in demand for IT-related roles. With so many people working from home, there is a greater demand to set up and support things like remote workspaces, cloud solutions, collaborative tools, and video conference technology.

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Need some help with your job search? Connect with our expert recruiters. Also, check out these great blogs with actionable tips to help you with your job search during the coronavirus pandemic:

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Gary Hinde Technology Recruiter

Gary Hinde

Gary is a Partner and Practice Lead of one of Toronto's most respected team of IT recruiters. He has a strong background in building and managing teams, and specializes in contract and permanent placements within the IT space. With over 15 years of IT Sales and Recruitment experience, Gary is committed to customer service and has a genuine love for working with people and solving business problems.

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