Publication Date

Fall 12-13-2023

Document Type

Student Project

First Advisor

McCormick, Brian

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)


Department of Management


The global job market has undergone profound changes in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, three industries- education, healthcare, and manufacturing- experienced hardships. This study scrutinizes how each industry adapted to the disruptions, exploring the intricacies of remote work adoption, hiring struggles, and the evolution of job roles. Moreover, a thorough examination of diverse professions within these industries aims to identify the differential impacts experienced by various job categories, offering insights into the nuances of employment resilience and vulnerability. Due to the observed changes, the paper endeavors to provide actionable recommendations for each industry to strategically recover employment opportunities. By synthesizing the findings, we contribute to the broader discourse on post-pandemic recovery strategies, offering insights that can inform policy decisions, guide organizational responses, and support professionals in navigating the evolving job market landscape. This exploration of the job market before and after COVID-19 in the education, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors not only seeks to document the unprecedented challenges faced but also aspires to illuminate pathways for resilience, adaptability, and rejuvenation within these crucial industries.