The digital transformation has revolutionized the market, companies, sectors and the demands of all of them. How we communicate, how we shop, how we move and also how we work.
Several reports such as “Future of Jobs” from the World Economic Forum predict the rise of particular professions and the decline of others.
The latest Labor Force Survey shows almost 40 economic activities that gained employment between January and March, while the remaining 60 destroyed jobs.
Sectors on the rise
The list of the sectors that created the most jobs in a traditionally lousy quarter for the labor market is headed by education activities, where 46,200 jobs were created in the first quarter; 111,000 year-on-year.
Second, construction has also been a powerful source of job creation, with all its branches positive. Thus, building construction totals 73,900 workers in the last twelve months and exceeds half a million employed persons, followed by specialized construction (49,200 more employed) and civil engineering (6,500).
The following sectors are placed on the rise of the land transport and pipeline and trade to the retail that generated 54,200 and 52,800 new jobs since early 2018. These increases are primarily linked to increases in trade in all areas, including the sale of vehicles and air transport and food and beverage services.
It is, however, in the area of services linked to companies where there are a more significant number of employment niches. This is where the administrative office activities and other auxiliary activities to companies such as legal and accounting, security, programming and computer consulting, services to buildings and gardening or technical services of architecture and engineering enter.
The industry also offers positive numbers. Thus, the manufacture of mineral products, pharmaceuticals and beverages are the sectors on the rise, followed by the chemical industry, metallurgy, textile and motor vehicle, among others.
The sectors that lose employment
Over the last twelve months, some sectors have seen jobs destroyed. These include storage and activities related to transport, insurance and pension funds, the food industry, financial services or telecommunications.
However, one of the “star” sectors that have suffered the most was the hospitality sector. Bars and restaurants and hotels, and other accommodation services destroyed 51,600 and 35,200 jobs, respectively.
Professions of the near future
The big data industry is still very current, but it does not stop growing and demands highly specialized professionals such as analysts and data scientists.
From his hand come the specialists in the internet of things. Companies work with connected devices and machines, so the need for people trained in connectivity, edge computing and cloud computing, industrial and business integration or platform development, and cybersecurity protection is growing. Data and social networks.
To this is added, although it may seem shocking, that current programming, development and technological innovation require mathematicians with computer skills.
The commerce sector is also changing, as there is a need for more and more clerks and salespeople specializing in retail and distribution and language and computer skills.
Finally, as a direct consequence of the ecommerce boom, the profile of order preparers with training in logistics systems was born.
As you can see, the professions of the future demand a profile capable of facing the demands of the new digital era, a trend that is already consolidating today.