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CCTV Script 17/07/20

— This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on July 17, 2020, Friday.

The epidemic has devastated many industries, causing demand for jobs to plummet in many areas, especially in tourism industry. According to the International Labor Organization, 37.5% of global employment is in risky.

Regionally, the Americas, Europe and Central Asia have the highest percentages, both above 40 percent.

According to the organization, the riskiest sectors are retail, manufacturing, accommodation and food, in contrast, traffic entertainment financial construction is a medium-risk industry, the risk is lowest in the agricultural health and education industries.

Beyond the risks, there are areas where new job demands are emerging. Some jobs that had never been created before having been created for the first time, which has increased the flow of talent across industries.

Olivier Legrand, Linkedin's vice President for Asia Pacific, told us that they are seeing about 1.5 times as many people looking for work outside their industry. So which jobs are growing rapidly in the face of the epidemic? We've summarized three categories based on interviews with Linkedin's editor-in-chief and labor economist.

The first category is directly related to health, such as virus detection and tracking, anti-epidemic law enforcement support personnel, temperature inspectors, health care personnel, and so on. In the United States, virus testers can earn up to $45 an hour, or about 315 yuan. In addition, mask manufacturers and screen installers, as well as online video technicians and other jobs have also seen considerable growth. The second category is those that help us maintain or improve our quality of life in quarantine. The emergence of private buyers in America, then, is typical, and online teachers and coaches are becoming more common. A third category is helping people make career changes, the number of career crisis counselors and life coaches is also growing. In addition, because of the huge economic impact of the epidemic, and the impact on many people's businesses and lives, the number of loan officers has also increased.

So, from a personal perspective, how to deal with the workplace changes brought about by the epidemic? The first thing you need to do is be proactive about your skills. Employees in some industries can respond to new needs with simple training and learning.

For example, teachers change their teaching habits and learn the skills of distance teaching. Medical staff learn telemedicine. At the same time, it's just as important to open your mind. For example, although the construction industry has been hit by the epidemic, architects might consider working on quarantine design, Linkedin's chief editor has found that site planners are in demand, because in epidemic, some places need to be changed to office, quarantine place etc.,.

Olivier Legrand 

LinkedIn managing director and vice president for the Asia Pacific & China region. 

I think people are very cautious about what 's happening in their industry they might be in, or unfortunately these people may have been retrenched obviously, justifying their activity, , but if you are in a heavily impacted industry, the thought of applying for a job out of the industry make sense.

We'll also be watching for more developments in the global job market.