While many businesses and industries throughout the UK and in many cases the world have been forced to furlough staff due the Coronavirus outbreak, it may come as a surprise to find that there are also businesses who are expanding during these times.
Often based on the needs of the public and associated increases in demand, certain industries such as food production, medical and care are all looking to fill newly created roles.
While other businesses have been able to adapt and in some cases thrive, new jobs have also been created not just in the health and food sector, but internet companies such as Virgin Media are also recruiting in order to continue to provide a high level of service to their customers who have increased their online demand when working from home.
Businesses and Industries who are Recruiting
Hundreds of care homes throughout the UK are currently recruiting. Roles at the homes include a wide range of professions including care workers, cleaners, nurses, chefs and assistants. These are rewarding roles helping to look after some of the most vulnerable people in society.
Pharmacies & Chemists
Numerous pharmacy chains are looking to recruit for temporary and permanent roles over the coming days and weeks. Vacancies include dispensers, pharmacists, delivery drivers and warehouse staff.
Many of the big supermarketers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Aldi are currently recruiting in order to help keep up with increased demand. Jobs on offer range from warehouse work to delivery drivers and checkout staff. With many people looking to order their shopping online, many supermarkets have had to quickly adapt to the publics buying needs and habits.
Virgin Media is creating 500 new UK contact centre jobs to help keep customers connected during the coronavirus pandemic. New roles are being created at locations across the country on both a permanent and fixed-term basis. With added demand on the internet many online providers are looking to ensure their services is running smoothly.
Farming & Agriculture
Farms and agricultural businesses across the country are urgently looking for fruit and vegetable pickers, as there is a shortage of seasonal labour. The work is typically done by migrants coming in for short-term work, but a combination of Brexit and the Coronavirus crisis has meant fewer people are entering the UK.
The farming industry is hoping to emulate the success of the call for people to help the NHS, which has elicited more than 600,000 volunteers. It’s thought around 90,000 farm workers could be needed.
Logistics & Transport
The current lockdown imposed by the government and restriction on non essentials shops has lead the public to depend on online websites for non essential goods. This in turn has increased the need for drivers, warehouse workers and logistics experts.
If you are a business looking to recruit at this time, Enigma Employment can help. We are currently operating as usual and have a wide range of skilled and reliable candidates waiting to fill both temporary and permanent roles.