Top jobs available in PH during the community quarantine

The community quarantine implemented in most parts of the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic has affected many local businesses in various aspects. Thus, job losses and higher unemployment are expected as numerous companies start to take the crunch and inevitably resort to drastic schemes to stay afloat. Moreover, thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have also been repatriated, while there are still more fresh graduates who are on the job market.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) initially estimates the number of displaced workers in the country to have reached over 2 million since the implementation of the community quarantine in March. The workforce in Metro Manila is obviously the most affected. Meanwhile, quarantine measures are also serving as impediments for companies to continue their recruitment processes.

The interesting times have prompted JobStreet.com to launch its #TogetherAhead initiative. This is in line with the job portal’s commitment to be right at the forefront of rebuilding businesses and careers nationwide.

Through #TogetherAhead, JobStreet.com is rolling out its Covid-19 Jobs and Resources Hub that posts available job opportunities fit for the present-day situation, particularly those that are home-based or freelance. The microsite presents information on financial assistance available from the government to serve as a guide for employees and companies. It even publishes critical information resources from the website’s extensive network to motivate jobseekers for their next career path and at the same time to guide employers.

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

JobStreet Philippines has recently released its Job Report, based on job market data it has generated throughout the lockdown period in the country. The online job site notes that there are still more than 21,000 companies that continue to hire on Jobstreet.com.

Are you considering getting a new job amid the emergence of the new normal in workplaces? Here are the Top 10 industries nationwide that are still hiring during the Covid-19 quarantine period:

Industry

No. of Available Jobs

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1.   Contact Center/ IT-Enabled Services/ BPO

22,795

41%

2.   Government Jobs

8,105

15%

3.   Education

4,946

9%

4.   Banking/ Financial Services

2,092

4%

5.   Computer/ Information Technology

2,086

4%

6.   Healthcare/ Medical

1,744

3%

7.   Property/ Real Estate

1,617

3%

8.   Retail/ Merchandise

1,556

3%

9.   Manufacturing/ Production

1,214

2%

10.                Transportation/ Logistics

783

1%

Here are the top jobs/roles that are available in JobStreet Philippines:

Roles

No. of Available Jobs

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1.   Call Center Agent

7,064

10%

2.   Teacher

4,760

7%

3.   Nurse

3,791

5%

4.   Engineer

3,232

4%

5.   Customer Service Representative

2,837

4%

6.   Admin Assistant

1,786

2%

7.   Sales

1,638

2%

8.   Supervisor

1,281

2%

9.   Staff

1,011

1%

10.                System Developer

907

1%

Here are the top roles available for fresh graduates during the quarantine period:

Job/Role

No. of Available Jobs

Salary Median

1.   Call Center Agents

4,989

P22,000

2.   Teachers

3,343

P22,316

3.   Customer Service Representatives

2,090

P20,500

4.   Admin Assistants

1,072

P13,019

5.   Nurses

931

P20,754

6.   Technical Support Representatives

735

P23,000

7.   Sales Agents/ Sales Executives/ Sales Associates

664

P19,500

8.   Engineers

482

P21,700

9.   Medical Officers

478

P59,353

10.                Data Analysts

387

P16,500

 

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