Employment Trends Report Finds High Demand for ‘Workplace Diversity Experts’

A report from a leading software company finds strong demand for workplace diversity, equity and inclusion officers among U.S. tech employers as the economy recovers from COVID-19 this year. 19.

Adobe found, in a survey of 750 people hired over the past three years and an analysis of the latest job postings on the LinkedIn careers website, that the fourth most trending career this year is “expert in diversity in the workplace” – including those qualified as diversity officers, managers and coordinators.

The report says the skills in demand for these jobs include “virtual presence etiquette, conflict management, data analysis, strong and active communication, artificial intelligence, video and audio production.”

“COVID-19 has changed work as we know it, and as a result, career paths for employees have also changed,” the company said in a statement.

Adobe’s 10 Hottest Careers of 2022 report comes as more companies, including Walt Disney and Walmart, have implemented workplace diversity training programs in response to racial justice protests over the past two years.

Remote work during the pandemic has also made tech jobs attractive.

The three hottest jobs in Adobe’s report were data scientists, specialist engineers like web developers, and “user experience professionals” like customer experience researchers.

In another sign of the impact of the pandemic on workers, mental health specialists were the ninth most trending job posting and professional and personal coaches the tenth.

Numbers five through eight were digital content creators, digital marketing professionals, business development and sales professionals, and education professionals.

The report says young Americans will need to diversify their knowledge, develop their skills, prepare for their careers while in college, and prepare their portfolios to thrive in a changing economy.

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