A balance made by Catho, the marketplace for job seekers and candidates, reveals that companies in the sugar and alcohol industry were the ones that grew the most in terms of vacancies in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period of the previous year. The sector closed the semester with an increase of 298% compared to the same period in 2020. The second place in the ranking is for opportunities in the construction materials sector, which ended June with a rise of 138%. Completing the podium, vacancies to work in the Dealership/Auto Parts area registered a growth of 129%.
Check out the other sectors that registered an increase of 90% or more in the last semester:
- Mining: +127%;
• Accounting/Audit: + 121%;
• Textile/Leather: + 117%;
• Administration and Participation: + 113%;
• Import/Export: + 103%;
• Drinks: + 98%;
• Furniture and decoration artifacts: + 97%;
• Metallurgy / Steel: + 94%;
• Wholesale trade: + 93%;
• Automation: + 91%;
• Architecture / Landscaping / Urbanism: + 90%;
• Brokerage (Real Estate): + 90%.
The healthcare sector has also grown compared to the same period in 2020, when there was a significant increase in the search for professionals in this sector to assist in the culmination of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the first half of 2021, vacancies to work in the healthcare area rose 9% over the same period last year. The survey data are from Catho’s database with vacancies to work across the country.
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The InfoJobs survey recorded a 13% growth in job offers in the first half of the year, compared to the last half of 2020. Despite the advance in the employment framework, the number of vacancies is 10% lower than in the first half of the year. semester of last year.
According to Ana Paula Prado, Country Manager at InfoJobs, given the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is necessary to recognize the improvement in the employability framework. “Although we are still in a recovery process, the data show that, little by little, the scenario is starting to be more positive. It is clear that we have not yet reached the average number of vacancies at the beginning of last year, but we are making great strides towards making this happen”, he says.
The survey carried out by InfoJobs also showed that 16% of the opportunities offered in the job market are for the remote model. For Ana, this should also be taken into account when we talk about improving the job market, as it shows that companies are hiring again, even if remotely, opening the possibility of candidates from other regions to apply for vacancies.
In addition, the survey points out that while some segments were marked by a major slowdown, others gained prominence amidst the pandemic scenario, as is the case of commercials and sales, an area in which companies are currently seeking professionals the most. Other areas that appear highlighted are: telemarketing, administration, logistics and health. The positions most in demand by professionals are: administrative assistant, receptionist, young apprentice and salesperson.
“The expectation is that we end 2021 with better results than in 2020. Think that last year this moment was of uncertainty, now we face a path of recovery and adaptation. If the pace of vaccination continues, we should see an even stronger recovery from the second half of the year”, concludes Ana Paula.
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