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The Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now

Source | | Greg Lewis | Content Marketing Manager at LinkedIn

If your favorite restaurant managed to stay in business through the industry’s worst year in living memory, it may be hiring now — and bustling again soon.  

The number of job postings for restaurant servers more than doubled between March and April 2021, according to the latest LinkedIn data.

That makes it one of the top ten jobs in terms of the fastest-growing demand, though it is far from the only restaurant or retail role to grace the list.

This growth in demand is largely driven by countries — like the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada — in which half or more of the population has been vaccinated and restrictions on indoor dining are relaxing.

Read on for the full lists of the most in-demand jobs and the jobs with the fastest month-over-month growth. This post is updated monthly to help talent leaders and recruiters make hiring decisions, manage expectations, and better understand the competitive talent landscape.

Retail and restaurant roles are roaring back

Seven out of the top ten jobs are in retail or restaurants, with roles like dishwasher and cashier in high demand. 

The two jobs with the fastest-growing demand reflect the reemergence of retail on two fronts: retail associates for brick-and-mortar stores and fulfillment associates for ecommerce delivery.

Jobs with the fastest-growing demand

Roles with greatest month-over-month increase in LinkedIn job posts (March 2021 to April 2021)

  1. Fulfillment Associate (+230%)
  2. Retail Associate (+148%)
  3. Restaurant Server (+113%)
  4. Big Data Developer (+80%)
  5. Food and Beverage Cashier (+79%)
  6. Dishwasher (+72%)
  7. Store Associate (+66%)
  8. Translation Specialist (+56%)
  9. Quality Assurance Engineer (+53%)
  10. Service Associate (+53%)

As more brick-and-mortar stores reopen their doors and digital sales show only modest signs of slowing down, retail companies are looking to hire tens of thousands of workers — but many businesses have struggled to find enough willing candidates

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