This Textkernel eBook examines how the new US COVID-19 vaccination mandate is being reflected in national and state job postings. All data contained within this eBook have been sourced from Textkernel’s Jobfeed.
- Nearly 150,000 US jobs posted required full vaccination
- The percentage of jobs with a vaccine mandate increased to 8.1%
- This percentage has been increasing rapidly since summer
- Rhode Island, Washington, and the District of Columbia led the nation with full vaccination list as a job requirement
Finding employees to fill open positions has never been more difficult. Yet the need to assure the safety of workers and work environments is critical, with mandates being set for vaccination at the Federal level in the United States. Since the mandate set by the White House was temporarily halted, workplace are free to set their own conditions of employment when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations.
In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which periodically updates its guidance for workplace vaccination questions, said that the federal anti-discrimination laws it enforces don’t prohibit employers from requiring all employees who physically enter the workplace to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
In response to the changing nature of worksite vaccination requirements, Textkernel has undertaken research to shed light on the status of open positions. In this article we take a close look at vaccination mandates across different industries, job categories, and states from September 1 until November 9, 2021.
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