The Coronavirus has caused the number of jobs to fall considerably by the end of 2020. However, in 2021, the number of jobs will start to rise again and the number of unemployed will decrease significantly. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), there are 5,000 fewer unemployed people each month than a few months ago. This decrease in unemployment and increase in job opportunities is mainly due to a number of main sectors.
Leave the Lego! Construction needs you.
The real estate sector has experienced tremendous growth in the past year. A great deal is being invested and more and more houses are being built and sold. And there is building to be done! To get the living environment ready, there is therefore an increasing demand for people who are good at engineering and construction. These kinds of jobs include bricklayers, carpenters, plasterers, roofers, work planners and calculators. But don’t forget interior designers and estate agents! Real estate involves a lot of sectors and is therefore a good source of new jobs that are expected to keep on rising in the coming period.
Learn, learnt, learned: Education is the key!
In addition to jobs in real estate, tremendous growth is also expected in education. This is partly caused by the ageing of the current teachers. It is expected that, especially in the larger cities, there will be an increase in job opportunities in this field. Especially in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science and language, many jobs will probably become available. But also in engineering and economics. If you specialise in one of these areas, it is certainly worthwhile looking into the possibilities of retraining as a teacher. New teachers are especially welcome in secondary education, but certainly also in primary education and higher education.
The ICT sector is one that is always on the move
And this movement has to do with the developments that are literally added every day. As a specialised employee in ICT, you can work for many companies. For example, as a programmer, system developer or technical engineer and even as an information manager. The demand for these professionals is incredibly high. Because this sector never stands still, the demand is expected to keep rising in the coming months.
Not your cup of tea? Don’t panic!
We cannot all be good and happy in the same field. It is therefore logical that one of the sectors above may not suit you. In addition to these main sectors, vacancies are generally on the rise. And this, of course, is good for all of us. For example, it has become easier to get a job in healthcare or in online marketing because of the current circumstances. So don’t get too hung up on the sectors highlighted above and go for a job that you are good at and above all feel good about.
Do you find it difficult to find the right jobs or are you not sure what would be suitable for you? We are here for you if you have any questions! Don’t hesitate to ask. We wish you good luck!
Written by I. Zuidema