It’s a turbulent time for those who are self-employed, freelancing or at risk of losing their jobs. Companies are having to make difficult decisions on workforces and worry is rife throughout the nation.
Sadly it seems like many contractors and self-employed people are going to suffer, but finding a temporary job (until you're able to return to your chosen profession) could be an option.
There are companies taking on employees right now - at a time they’re needed more than ever. We've even seen reports of people applying for a job and actually landing a position just three hours later.
Here’s a list of all the major UK employers looking for staff right now.
If you think we’ve missed one, please email us at [email protected] and we'll get it added.
Morrisons - Looking for temporary and permanent positions in-store, logistics, manufacturing and delivery drivers
Amazon - Hiring delivery drivers and operations specialists in various areas
The Metro released Savoy’s Stewart’s analysis of over 31,000 job listings on Indeed.com right now, to see which industries had seen a recent surge.
Taking the lead was customer service roles, with over 5,000 positions available right now - we expect many of these are for the supermarkets listed above. Other high volume positions included transport and warehouse operatives, both with over 2,000 listings each.
Unsurprisingly there’s also plenty of nursing opportunities at over 4,000 - so if you’re a trained nurse, it goes without saying that your services are needed.
Savoy Stewart also noticed over 60 new posts for online tutors in the last few days. We'd also recommend checking in with your local cafes, bars and restaurants, as some might be trying to set up a delivery business and need drivers.
Many of the roles listed above don’t need any formal qualifications or specific experience, so if you’re looking for work right now - try following a link in the above list. Chances are you may be able to secure a temporary role quicker than you think.
Disclaimer: All information and links are correct at the time of publishing.