Data: Job ads requiring COVID-19 vaccination jumped 5,000% since January

The number of job posts requiring vaccinated applicants is growing exponentially.

New York, New York (August 13, 2021) – If you’re planning to apply for a job this year, chances are dramatically increasing that you’ll face vaccine requirements. Ladders, Inc. researchers completed a comprehensive review of all 3.8 million high-paying career job postings in the US & Canada over the past two years. They discovered a surge of more than 5,000% in job posts listing vaccination requirements since January. “The fact that any job postings mention a vaccine mandate is astounding. Employment requirements and preconditions are normally included in employee handbooks, not on job listings. Plus, we know that not every employer mandating vaccination includes that in the job description. So this is truly just the tip of the iceberg. It’s the beginning of a massive trend,” said Ladders CEO Marc Cenedella. “I expect this exponential growth will continue throughout the fall and winter, especially after vaccines receive full FDA approval.”

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COVID Vaccine Requirement Growth Numbers
Prior to November 2020, when COVID vaccines became available, only 54 high-paying job postings required a vaccination in a typical month. All of those job openings referenced influenza. This year, all of the high-paying job openings which require vaccination referenced COVID or coronavirus.

“We are seeing these increases across a variety of industry sectors. In the past, it was mostly healthcare jobs that had required vaccines. Now, we are seeing this trend across all industries from small businesses to large corporations. As this trend grows, I expect to see COVID vaccination requirements become standard practice for high-paying jobs in the US & Canada,” said Cenedella.

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