Following the unforeseen labor market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Central Coast Center of Excellence (COE) has prepared a regional report analyzing the five recovery economies as defined by Burning Glass Technologies in its report “After the Storm: The Jobs and Skills that will Drive the Post-Pandemic Recovery.”

The study released by the South Central Coast COE finds that the number of online job postings in the region are increasing in a positive direction. Following the dramatic decline in job postings in 2020, job posting trends in 2021 are comparable to, and often exceed, pre-pandemic levels in 2019. 

The report identifies the number of job postings for each recovery economy—Readiness, Logistics, Green, Remote, and Automated. Also examined in the report are the specific jobs, skills, and certifications that employers are seeking.