Oct 5, 2021 - Business

Colorado jobs seekers face COVID vaccine requirements

Share of Indeed.com job postings requiring vaccination, 7-day average
Data: Indeed.com; Cartogram: Sara Wise/Axios

If you're job hunting in Colorado, you may need to get vaccinated.

State of play: An increasing number of job listings on Indeed.com are including COVID-19 vaccination as a requirement for applicants.

  • The data shows that 2% of listings at the end of September explicitly mentioned the need for a vaccination, and while small, that's a larger percentage than at the start of the month.
  • And job listings in Colorado are more likely to mention vaccination than other states, the data shows.

The big picture: The share of postings per million on Indeed that require vaccination spiked 242% in the past month, from about 1,700 to over 4,000, Axios' Erica Pandey writes.

  • Corporate America is playing a key role in upping the U.S. vaccination rate.

Between the lines: The private sector is following the lead of federal, state and local governments that are embracing mandates.

  • President Joe Biden will require every company with at least 100 employees to mandate vaccines or regular testing.

Yes, but: The directives are spurring lawsuits that will test the ability of private companies and governments to issue such requirements.

  • And the new rules are expected to spur firings and resignations. One survey of companies found 69% were worried about increased turnover because of the latest vaccine orders.

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