Global Employment Snapshots

Employment Outlook Jun 01, 2020 No Comments

As many countries around the world inch toward fully opening back up and building their new normal, areas of job promise come to the fore.

By Mary Anne Thompson, Founder and President, GoinGlobal, Inc.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the job landscape in many countries around the world. At a time when optimism was high, and many economies were growing or stabilizing, the global health crisis has paralyzed or temporarily derailed them. It is difficult to know how or when economies will return to the places they were before this crisis. But, as countries begin to open for business again, even in modified ways, we are beginning to get some clarity on growing job opportunities in major countries around the globe. Here are the areas of job promise for six major countries.

The U.S.

  • Health care positions: nurses, pharmacists, medical technicians, and personal care, and home health aides.
  • IT professionals
  • Logistics/warehouse
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Grocery
  • Education
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Business management
  • Finance and insurance
  • Information services


  • Developers
  • Sales representatives and account managers
  • Retail clerks and cashiers
  • Nurses and health care workers
  • Transport truck drivers
  • IT consultants
  • Call center representatives
  • Civil engineers (construction is considered an essential service in some provinces)
  • Retail supervisors
  • Advertising and marketing managers
  • Administrative assistants
  • Accountants and financial professionals
  • Inventory control specialists
  • Help desk and IT support
  • HR specialists
  • Laborers (assemblers, line workers and quality control staff for goods manufacturers)
  • Warehouse workers
  • Business development specialists
  • Manufacturing engineers

Source: Randstad

The U.K.

  • Health care (support, nursing, nursing assistants)
  • Teachers and teaching assistants
  • Customer service agents and managers
  • Account managers
  • Business development managers
  • Sales managers
  • Corporate lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Production employees
  • Child care workers
  • Retail sales


  • IT professionals
  • Finance analysts and accountants
  • Compliance, risk and relationship managers
  • Project engineers
  • Rail systems engineers
  • Asset managers (energy sector)
  • Digital marketing managers
  • Sales managers
  • DevOps engineers
  • Cybersecurity professionals
  • Data analysts/scientists


  • Health care
  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Mathematicians
  • IT experts
  • Pharmaceutical R&D
  • Digital industries
  • E-commerce companies
  • Online learning companies


  • ICT analysts and experts
  • IT programmers
  • Project managers
  • Accountants and financial planners
  • Digital marketing specialists
  • AI experts
  • Engineers
  • Electrical engineers and electric draftsman
  • Teachers, pre-school teachers, teaching assistants, school administrators
  • Logistics and delivery experts
  • Physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, home healthcare aides, pharmacists, and research chemists and biologists.


The employment trends in these six countries and others will surely continue to evolve with the COVID-19 pandemic and the world’s race toward a vaccine. The areas of job promise explored show where the biggest employment needs are now and for the foreseeable future. Many countries are hiring in a variety of job sectors, and this is a positive situation for those who have lost jobs as a result of the pandemic or are newly entering the job market.

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Mary Anne Thompson

Mary Anne Thompson founded GoinGlobal, Inc. more than two decades ago as a result of her own experiences job hunting in Sweden. She believes that to uncover the real job opportunities, you need the experience and personal insights of trained local specialists. Mary Anne continues to be an active CEO who shares her strategies and insights directly with clients to help them strategically maximize GoinGlobal’s unique resources.