Sharp Rise in Job Postings Stipulating Vaccine Requirements: Report

The number of job openings posted on the Indeed hiring platform stipulating COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment has risen sharply in recent weeks, popping up in sectors with little interpersonal contact, according to the company’s research arm. The share of job postings per million explicitly mentioning COVID-19 vaccine requirements rose 34 percent in the week ending Aug. 7 compared to the same period the prior month, according to an analytical note by AnnElizabeth Konkel, an economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, the research and insights division of the Indeed job site. In line with the same trend, the share of job postings broadly requiring vaccines but not specifically mentioning COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, surged by an over-the-month 90 percent. “Employers are well aware that COVID-19, the fear of it and restrictions against it, dampen economic activity and some are not only encouraging …Read More

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