Most Russians Did Not Change Profession During Pandemic

Specialists of the job search service conducted a study and found out how many residents of Russia changed their profession in the year of coronavirus, from March 2020 to February 2021, and in which areas professions were changed more often. 

Over the past year, only 23 per cent of the surveyed residents of Russia radically changed their profession. Most often, these were workers in the production and industrial sectors (19 per cent). Many of them went to work in construction (9 per cent), transport (7 per cent), and security (6 per cent). Also, 11 per cent of respondents had changed jobs in the areas of construction and transport, as well as manufacturing and industry (13 per cent), and restaurants (4 per cent). People left transport and logistics to go to construction (11 per cent), manufacturing and industry (9 per cent), and retail (5 per cent).

It is stated that 5 per cent of respondents had changed their jobs in the fields of banking and finance, restaurants and cafes, as well as in the field of education. Of these, 11 per cent of former banking workers went to work in construction, 9 per cent in manufacturing and industry, and 2 per cent in IT. From restaurants and cafes, 7 per cent of the surveyed found work in transport, 6 per cent in retail, and 3 per cent in construction. The profession in the field of education was more often changed to work in IT (6 per cent), marketing (5 per cent), and retail (3 per cent). Russians who work in security and IT rarely changed their job (4 per cent), as well as specialists in marketing, medicine, and retail (3 per cent).

Ru-Main, 10.04.2021 

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