Five out of six tech sectors experienced positive employee growth during the pandemic, while the category that experienced negative growth was travel (-14%), research by RevoU noted.
COVID-19 has no doubt impacted the employment landscape around the world, with Indonesia no stranger to it.
That said, RevoU's analysis, using LinkedIn Premium insights, did reveal positive growth in certain industries, particular those in the technology field.
Overall, the research involved six key technology sectors - healthtech, edutech, e-commerce, fintech, transportation, and travel, examining both positive and negative growth in brands such as Shopee, Klook, Tokopedia, Bukalapak, DANA, and more.
The following trends were uncovered:
- Five out of six vertical technology industries experienced positive employee growth during the pandemic (April 2020 - April 2021), while the category that experienced negative growth was travel (-14%).
- The top two categories that experienced the highest employee growth during the pandemic were healthtech (26%), followed by edutech (21%).
For the other three categories, e-commerce and transportation experienced employee growth of 14%, while fintech grew by 4%.
- While Shopee has the highest number of employees recorded (23,032), employee growth during the pandemic still reached a high rate of 78%, a 21% increase from the period before the pandemic.
- Klook experienced the most significant slowdown in employee growth before the pandemic (100.73%), compared to during the pandemic (-29.42%).
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