Thousands of employees have been on furlough, while many more businesses have closed, with retail and the hospitality industry particularly hard-hit by lengthy forced closures due to lockdown restrictions.
However, there are still plenty of vacancies out there for people looking for a new position.
From firefighter to food production operative, and from Chatsworth to Iceland, here are just some of the current job opportunities in Chesterfield and north Derbyshire.
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5. Food and beverage team member
The National Trust is actively seeking a "food and beverage team member" to work at Hardwick Hall, "one of the most impressive Elizabethan buildings in the country". Applicants should be helpful, friendly, customer-focued, enthusiastic and a team player. See careers.nationaltrust.org.uk
6. Hospital employee
Chesterfield Royal Hospital is currently advertising a range of vacancies, including ward receptionists, staff nurses, consultants, a dietitian and physiotherapist. See chesterfieldroyal.nhs.uk/work-us/current-job-vacancies
Photo: Jason Chadwick
7. Delivery driver
With shops shut and travel discouraged during lockdown, there has been a boom in home deliveries - which need drivers. Iceland is currently advertising for a home delivery driver in Chesterfield - see vicarlaneshoppingcentre.co.uk/job-vacancies
8. House person
Fancy working in a stately home? The Devonshire Group has a number of vacancies at Chatsworth - see devonshiregroupcareers.co.uk - including a house person. Responsibilities include customer service, traffic management, car parking and ensuring facility cleanliness in public areas. It says: "The role is varied and interesting, providing the opportunity to assist with general maintenance and cleaning projects."
Photo: Chatsworth House Trust.