Staffing Industry Analysts: demand jumps for clinical research associates.

June 23, 2020 Sue Marcus

According to Randstad Sourceright’s U.S. COVID-19 talent impact analysis report, there has been a drop in demand for most job roles since the outbreak of the coronavirus. Clinical research associates and trial managers, however, are in high demand as pharmaceutical firms race to develop treatments and vaccines.

The report analyzes data from a wide range of sources, including the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the World Health Organization, job boards, career sites and social media postings, to find out for which skills organizations are still hiring and what attracts talent most right now.

The report also highlights growing demand for assistant store managers, financial consultants and insurance underwriters, but sees shrinking demand for customer service professionals, engineers and automotive workers.

“The economic slowdown brought about by the pandemic has forced companies to focus on what jobs and skills are truly essential and most valuable to their businesses,” said Sue Marcus, regional president at Randstad Sourceright North America.

Read the full article in Staffing Industry Analysts for additional insights on how talent in the U.S. has been affected by the pandemic. You can also get your exclusive copy of the report, “How is key talent in the US impacted by COVID-19?” for a deep dive into availability, competition and attractors for each job family.

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Sue Marcus

Sue Marcus is managing director, Randstad Sourceright North America with executive responsibility over Randstad Sourceright in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. She is responsible for aligning contingent and permanent workforce strategies as part of a broader global initiative that will be offered to enterprise customers who are calling for more agility and flexibility in their talent solutions. With the expertise of the RPO, MSP and Payroll teams, Marcus helps clients adopt a total talent approach that ensures business objectives are met while competing in today's labor market.

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