Resume increases, industry overviews and employment data during COVID-19

Hiring trends are going to vary wildly in our current landscape. Some companies have laid off employees due to economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, while others are in desperate need of thousands of workers as part of the response. Each week, CareerBuilder publishes data to provide real-time insight to help you navigate these trying times - no matter your situation. So whether you're hoping to bring back team members from furlough or trying to maintain a talent pipeline, or you want an overview of what your industry is facing, keep reading and make sure to follow us on social media with #CareerBuilderCOVIDData.

Who's looking for and applying to jobs, and where are these job seekers?

Get to know your potential candidates and their perspective during this crisis. Look for opportunities to hire - or build relationships with - job seekers who might have overlapping skills for what you need, even if they don't have the exact job title experience.

As more Americans are on the job hunt, CareerBuilder is seeing massive growth in resumes being uploaded to our site week-over-week:

We’re seeing increases in applications for nearly all job titles. Here are the 5 categories showing the largest gains in the last week, with dining room and cafeteria attendant positions firmly leading the way:

Our job board is seeing the highest gains in views in these five job categories. While all experienced a slight decrease the week of April 5, traffic is back up as unemployment figures continue to rise:

Where does your industry stand?

Take a look at how different sectors are responding to the crisis.

New jobs are being added everyday that require a range of skill sets and experience. Here are the top 15 industries adding jobs based on new postings last week:

The top 10 employers hiring now combined to post nearly 97,000 jobs last week. That’s almost 34,000 more jobs than were posted by the top 10 employers the week prior:

And finally, month-over-month job posting data shows the Finance and Insurance industry keeping pace with the 3-year average:

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