Here’s Why You Should Be Job Searching Right Now...
1. Current labor market supply and demand is in your favor
With a high demand for individuals ready to fill vacancies , and a low supply of job seekers willing to work, now is your best chance to decide how you want your post-pandemic career path to look. And best of all, you can jump the line in front of candidates who may be waiting it out until the last minute.
Three Companies Hiring Immediately:
2. Look out for sign-on bonuses
To help entice workers to get Back to Work, many companies are offering sign-on cash bonuses, often paid out shortly after a probationary period.
A number of manufacturing companies across RI in particular have been rolling out this incentive.
Click Here to view all SkillsRI manufacturing opportunities.
3. Companies are getting creative in addressing barriers to employment
Candidates facing barriers to employment such as child care, safety concerns, or public transportation concerns will find many companies aregetting creative with how they support their critical workforce.
Cargill in North Kingstown, RI is now offering a reliable ride-share program to help their employees get to-and-from work safely!
Apply to Jobs at Cargill and learn more.
4. Many companies are planning a slow return to traditional offices...
…and many are offering temporarily remote (work from home) positions.
Take advantage of the opportunity to slowly and safely transition back to the workforce.
5. Industries hit hardest by the pandemic are likely to bounce back in a big way
With the expectation for a better spring & summer on the horizon, industries such as food service, hospitality, travel, and tourism may be primed for a bounce-back in a big way.
SkillsRI can help you make your spring and summer job plan.
Reach out today to connect with a recruiter and explore available opportunities. Call (401) 680-5960 to get started.
6. Rhode Island is offering many free skill-building & training programs
If you were unsatisfied with your work situation prior to the pandemic, there is no time like the present to consider adding new skills to your toolkit – and SkillsRI is serious about offering many programs to help you.
Apply to join the next cohort of ReadySetWork!, a free virtual 4-day intensive that provides job seekers with career coaching and tools to successfully navigate today’s job market.
7. Still not convinced? Explore career pathways with Skills Academy
We’re in the midst of a period of rapid digital transformation. Are you ready?
Skills Academy is offered free of charge to Rhode Island residents.
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