COVID Shot Requirements in Employment Ads are Decreasing

COVID Shot Requirements in Employment Ads are Decreasing

A new analysis conducted by AnnElizabeth Konkel, an economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab in Austin, Texas, shows that the number of employment advertisements that mentioning a COVID-19 vaccination requirement decreased from 7.1 percent in March 2022 to 5.9 percent in June 2022.1

Konkel said:

I believe the downward trend is indicative of whether employers think advertising required vaccination will help them attract the workers they want. Advertising required vaccination is a way to appeal to certain groups of workers, but at the same time, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are now lower than during the fall and winter. Employers may be hypothesizing that if the pandemic isn’t at the forefront of workers’ minds, advertising required vaccination isn’t going to appeal in the same way it did a few months ago.2

Employers Hesitant to Advertise COVID Shot Requirements Due to Tight Labor Market Conditions

Prior to the COVID pandemic, there were almost no employment advertisements requiring any type of vaccination. It was not until the late spring and summer of 2021 when employers started including COVID shot requirements in their job listings.3

According to Konkel, there is a possibility that some employers are deliberately omitting the COVID vaccination requirement from their job advertisements and are delaying to ask for proof of COVID shots until much later in the hiring process in order to avoid discouraging qualified potential candidates from applying for the job.4

Konkel said:

Vaccination is a hot-button issue, and employers are trying to hire the talent they need. In a tight labor market, employers want to avoid alienating potential job seekers and therefore may hesitate to advertise vaccination requirements.5

Number of Employment Ads Requiring COVID Shots Varies by State

Although the number of employment advertisements mentioning COVID vaccination as a requirement has decreased across all states, there still remains a wide variation in the vaccine requirement when compared on a state-to-state basis.6

The analysis revealed that Oregon had the highest percentage of job advertisements with COVID vaccination requirements at 12.4 percent, while only 2.4 percent of job advertisements in Montana mentioned COVID-19 shot requirements.7

“I think it’s more evidence that employers are trying to be savvy and read the room,” Konkel said. “A state or metro area’s political leaning is a significant factor in whether job ads specify required vaccination, and employers appear to be responding to local opinion.”8


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1 Maurer R. Vaccine Requirements in Job Ads Are Declining SHRM.org July 14, 2022.
2 Iacurci G. Employers requiring job applicants to have a Covid-19 vaccine is declining, study finds. CNBC May. 10, 2022.
3 Maurer R. Vaccine Requirements in Job Ads Are Declining SHRM.org July 14, 2022.
4 Ibid.
5 Ibid.
6 Ibid.
7 Ibid.
8 Ibid.

8 Responses to "COVID Shot Requirements in Employment Ads are Decreasing"

  1. Fowell the $   September 6, 2022 at 7:20 am

    They don’t advertise their mandatory vaccine policy because they don’t want to loose customers.

    I avoid doing business with those that violent personal medical rights.

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  2. Bill   September 6, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Employers who require the jab should be upfront about it.

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  3. Colorado   September 6, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Such advertisements may actually be illegal in Montana. As they passed the bill which stated it’s illegal to discriminate against any persons vaccine status, for all matters pertaining to adults in all avenues of life, the first state in the union to do so. Advertising vaccination requirements is virtue signaling, guaranteeing that employer will only see compliant mindless drones walk through the door. Demanding vaccination is like saying; no free thinking individuals allowed and independent talent is not accepted. HR department idiots. And now with known upticks in covid injuries, companies whom took that route will have a less healthy workforce which drains company funds far more than the non vaccinated crowd would have.

    We’re still to this day boycotting a great many companies whom tried to force their employees to be vaccinated or be fired. We’ll never buy many of these companies products again. The list of companies we would like to boycott is much longer than what we’re practically able to, but we still try. And we will never forget the abusive practices where we were threatened to be fired if we did not comply. These lunatics justified the abuse in their own mind by stating; well you had a choice and you made your choice. They do not seem to grasp the concept that coercion is not consent. People soliciting for non negotiable vaccine requirements are participating in crimes against humanity and they should all be in orange jumpsuits and shackles, imprisoned for very long periods of time, tarred and feathered, driven out of our lives. This reminds me, we still owe justice to these people pushing vaccination or else, and their crimes will be remembered so long as we live.

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    • Arel   September 8, 2022 at 6:48 am

      What is really sad is no one can boycott the health care industry one of the worst violators of the forced jab thanks to the CMS and the almighty $. No mandate, no reimbursements; coercion much.

      Reply
  4. Colorado Springs   September 6, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    Well stated Colorado. I agree wholeheartedly.

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  5. Sherry Hamilton   September 9, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    Well said! I hope more states follow Montana’s lead.

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  6. Sherry   September 10, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Colorado, do you have a list of companies that forced the vaccine on their workers, so that I too may try to boycott them.

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    • Sherry   September 10, 2022 at 10:24 am

      Nevermind, it’s pretty obvious – if it’s a big corporation, they mandated it.

      Reply

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