Job opportunities in the hospitality and travel, building and architecture have dropped by 47 and 75 percent respectively. This is as according to a report by Brighter Monday.
The drop has been brought about by the Covid-19 mitigation measures such as cessation on movement and a prohibition of public gatherings.
Similarly, consulting services, social services and project management have also experienced a drop in job offerings.
On a positive note, essential services have recorded some growth with listings on healthcare and safety rising by 700 percent, trade at 327 percent and farming at 170 percent.
The real estate sector has also recorded a growth of 125 percent as people look to disposing property to remain with liquid cash.
Creatives, marketing and communication, legal services, human resource and administration have not recorded a change in job opportunities.
Generally, the dip in job opportunities across the four months since the first reported case is tabulated at 58 percent.
The drop job offering has coincided with job losses as the employment sector experiences the effects of the pandemic.
As companies close shop and others downscale to stay afloat, the report estimates job losses to be over million.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the employment sector hard across the world with job losses being recorded in millions. The Kenyan job market has not been spared by the scourge. There has been a drop in the number of job advertised on brighter Monday and other job aggregators as COVD-19 took hold and lockdown measures were implemented,” said Brighter Monday Kenya CEO, Emmanuel Mutuma.