Looking for work in times of the pandemic

In recent months (especially as a result of the deep health and economic crisis unleashed by covid-19), employment has become one of the main concerns of Spaniards. Specifically, the first concern of 69% of the Spanish workforce is the closure of companies and businesses, according to data from the II Barometer on Concerns in relation to employment, prepared by the leading portal for job offers InfoJobs.

The survey, conducted in July with 4,408 people, also reveals that 66% of those interviewed are concerned about having a salary that is not in line with their experience and training, and 61% fear the possibility of losing their job. In early 2020, opinions were different. Last February, just one month before the state of alarm was declared in Spain, the main concern of Spaniards focused on receiving an inadequate salary (72%). But the global coronavirus pandemic has changed everything. In a very short time, the world has undergone a radical turn towards a new reality to which we are still adapting today and which has a great impact on our way of facing the future.

The latest official registered unemployment data show that, after the summer, there are half a million more unemployed in Spain than in February, just before the COVID-19 crisis broke out. In view of the evolution of unemployment in recent months, the V-shaped recovery can already be completely ruled out, at least with regard to employment.

Despite everything, there are some sectors where there are still job vacancies. Professionals in the IT sector, key to the reactivation of many companies in this new scenario, are some of the most demanded. The same happens with Logistics, Warehouse, Customer Service, Commercial and Sales.

Sign up for the 1st Virtual Employment Fair

In this context of economic and labor uncertainty, InfoJobs organizes the I Virtual Employment Fair. On September 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., this national event will take place in which more than twenty leading companies in their respective sectors (such as BBVA, Adevinta Spain, Cepsa, Grupo Planeta РDirect Sales Division, Huawei, Iberdrola , Indra, Mercadona or Telefónica, among others) will offer more than 1,000 job vacancies. The participation of these large companies demonstrates the good reception that this call has had on-line, which is presented as a good opportunity to boost the job market.

The registration process for the 1st Virtual Employment Fair is very simple and totally free. Candidates who want to participate can now sign up through the link Feriadeempleo.infojobs.net Places are limited, so it is better not to leave it until the last minute.

The event will be held on September 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and more than twenty leading companies will offer more than 1,000 job vacancies.

The conference will be held in a virtual venue open to the public where users can freely navigate and interact with experts in Human Resources. In addition, they will be able to visit the different stands of the participating companies and access their job offers through the platform. In this way, they will be able to contact their professionals to introduce themselves and resolve doubts. Communication will take place through chat or video interviews.

Likewise, participants will receive professional support and recommendations to improve their employability and will be able to know, first-hand, the current needs of the market, as well as the most demanded opportunities and profiles in the sector.

In addition, the Virtual Job Fair has scheduled webinars, conferences and workshops focused on achieving a new opportunity or improving the employment situation. The topics that these virtual talks will address are the most varied, and range from how to create a resume or tips to carry out a good job interview to what a selection process is like on-line, tricks to find the first job, keys to attract the attention of a recruiter or legal advice in situations such as ERTE and ERE, among other issues. All these sessions are taught by InfoJobs experts and by renowned Human Resources professionals.

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