No jab, No job: Employment ads requiring vaccination witness 20-fold rise

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No jab, No job: Employment ads requiring vaccination witness 20-fold rise
No jab, No job: Employment ads requiring vaccination witness 20-fold rise

According to LinkedIn data from Forbes, job adverts requiring COVID-19 vaccination increased by 20 times in the last sixty days. Here’s how ‘No Jab, No Job’ is increasing vaccination rates.

Vaccination rates are on the rise as employers look for vaccinated employees

Vaccination rates are on the rise as employers look for vaccinated employees
Vaccination rates are on the rise as employers look for vaccinated employees

Ever since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave an all okay to the Pfizer-BioNTech shot, employers are looking for vaccinated employees. LinkedIn has seen a ‘dramatic spike’ in job ads requiring immunization. A spokesperson for LinkedIn stated that data indicated how “businesses were waiting” for FDA approval. It was crucial before imposing a vaccine mandate at workplaces. However, despite LinkedIn not providing the specific data, jobs with the most vaccine requirements were in jobs with high people contact. Food production, legal, marketing or advertising, biotechnology, and IT services. Additionally, the report revealed that New York City, San Fransisco, Boston, Washington D.C., and Fayetteville have the most number of jobs that had mandatory vaccines.

No Jab? No Job!

No Jab? No Job!
No Jab? No Job!

“For many employers, however, protecting their staff is key to the success of their business. So, some have taken the approach of including new terms in any new employment contract offer or contract renewal – where the employee agrees to be vaccinated with the advised two jabs as a strict condition of their employment,” said Tim Copplestone. Coplestone is an employment law specialist at Clarke Willmott LLP. “We have seen this being introduced across a range of industries. Especially where close contact is unavoidable, including professional football,” he added.

Additionally, the Wall Street Outlet article reveals several candidates are starting to list their vaccination status on their job applications. It also reveals that Adzuna, a search engine that ‘collects job listings saw a spike in positions open for fully vaccinated people. After all, as everything opens up and people learn to live in these unprecedented times, new solutions are vital.

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