Job opportunities flourish as companies spring into growth mode

Digiday 08 Apr 2021 04:01
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April 8, 2021 by Tony Case

From IT jobs to opportunities aimed at promoting a more representative workplace, scores of new positions are heating up the employment market as companies plot their future beyond the pandemic.

Software engineers are currently the most in-demand role, followed by salespeople, project managers, full-stack engineers, Javascript developers and DevOps engineers, according to LinkedIn. Software developers, statisticians and data scientists also ranked among the most popular jobs of the year, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

This demand for tech-based jobs is partly due to those roles’ ability to be performed remotely “without skipping a beat — or missing a line of code,” as LinkedIn noted. It’s not a surprise, considering data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which revealed an unemployment rate in February of just 2.4% for computer and math occupations. This, as the overall unemployment rate in the U.S., continues to decline from its historic highs in the thick of the pandemic.

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