There is less than one unemployed person per job vacancy for the first time since records began. For the first time since records began, workers have held so much power. When there is a shortage of staff, managers have little choice but to accept remote work requests, salary increases, and even requests for four-day work weeks. A new swing in the pendulum favours the bosses, however. In recent weeks, job postings on Indeed have already begun to thin out due to fears of the looming Recession Proof Jobs and on Glassdoor’s home page, on the Internet, the discussion of layoffs has nearly doubled in the past three months.
There is less than one unemployed person per job vacancy for the first time since records began. For the first time since records began, workers have held so much power. When there is a shortage of staff, managers have little choice but to accept remote work requests, salary increases, and even requests for four-day work weeks.
A new swing in the pendulum favors the bosses, however. In recent weeks, job postings on Indeed have already begun to thin out due to fears of the looming recession, and on Glassdoor’s home page, on the Internet, the discussion of layoffs has nearly doubled in the past three months.
The best case scenario is that employers will freeze wages – although this will hurt, at a time when inflation has reached a 40-year high of 9.1%. The worst case scenario is that layoffs and higher unemployment will result.
A few industries, however, are less susceptible to the overall health of the economy – and business continues to run as usual even during a recession. The Telegraph reveals which industries are the best for finding recession-proof jobs and how to secure one for yourself.
A specialized approach
Health care jobs are relatively well protected from Recession Proof Jobs, according to CityCV careers consultant Victoria McLean.
According to Jack Kennedy, personal care is a good choice for job seekers seeking stability. As a result of a shortage of workers, wages are rising rapidly in this sector. Indeed found that the personal care and home health industries posted a 9.2% wage increase in April, above inflation.
To become a personal or health care provider, you must complete an apprenticeship or bachelor’s degree, such as a first-level certificate or a level 2 diploma in Caregiving.
Insights into education
Additionally, McLean emphasized that education remains relatively unaffected by the recession, and that it also requires certain qualifications to become a teacher. As a bachelor’s degree course that takes three or four years to complete [in the UK], the Initial Teacher Education or Training Programme is one of the most common pathways.
The postgraduate certificate in Education (PGCE) or the diploma of professional degree in Education (PGDE), which takes nine months, are also options if you already have a bachelor’s degree in another field.
Employees in emergency services and maintenance
- Jobs in the emergency and maintenance services were also highlighted by Kennedy as relatively recession-proof.
- Despite possible cuts in government spending, jobs in public security and utility sectors tend to be less volatile.
- Despite a shortage of skilled workers, electricians and plumbers are especially in demand, according to Lauren Thomas of Glassdoor. “Highly specialized technical skills help shield employees from downturns,” she added. A school, institute or vocational training is required for either profession.
- Job seekers working in emergency services, such as police and fire departments, must also have a university degree, higher education or vocational training. There are two formal degrees offered by the police: working towards a position as a neighborhood beat officer or a detective. Both take two years to complete.
Employees at supermarkets
Kennedy cited the example of employees in the retail sector, who work in supermarkets, as an example of entry-level jobs that are recession-proof.
It is a rewarding job to replenish products on shelves and work in stores that provide essential services to local residents,” he said.
A full secondary education is not required for supermarket workers, although some employers may require Maths and English. Previous retail experience will also be helpful.
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