While some industries, like leisure and hospitality, have been significantly impacted by the pandemic, others are still growing and hiring.
Christina Davis, Communications Manager for Workforce Services, says they have worked closely with the key industry groups that are hiring today to create an easy resource for job seekers.
Each of these industries identified the top five jobs that they need to hire for right now.
- Information Technology
- Finance and Banking
- Health Care
- Life Sciences
The Department of Workforce Services is making it easy, those jobs are all in one place at jobs.utah.gov. Click on Hot Jobs to find the hottest jobs available in Utah.
One industry that is in great need right now is the health care industry. The highest demand right now is for registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, health technicians, clinical case managers and medical secretaries. This industry is growing rapidly with no end in sight and it provides good stability and growth opportunities. With the urgent need right now, you don't have to wait to complete your certification to get started as a CNA or a personal care aide. You can get started right away and get your training as you work. For nurses who haven't completed their training or have a lapsed certification, there are exceptions right now so you can work right away.
On the other end of the spectrum, another growing industry that is hiring right now is advanced manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing is the use of technology and innovation to improve products and production. Companies in this field include Boeing, Hexcel and Northrop Grumman. The jobs in demand include composites technicians, welders and production supervisors. If you're not familiar with the field, many of these companies offer on-the-job-training.