The labor market is about to resemble a game of musical chairs, with the temporary financial aid from Congress being the music. There will be just as many able bodied people who will need to return to the workforce in some capacity once the Covid-19 financial assistance ends, but there won’t be as many jobs to return to. We have had hundreds of thousands of jobs eliminated due to Covid and they aren’t coming back. Once the music stops, we’re going to have a lot of people standing around wondering where their jobs went. Even jobs that most of us feel are ‘secure’ will be more competitive as there are fewer jobs but the same amount of workers competing for jobs.
The best strategy to find a job and not be left standing when the music stops is to get get back to work sooner rather than later. Most employers have done a great job of using the past couple of months to increase their safety protocols and put new measures in place to keep their workforce safe. It’s time to get back to work. If you wait until the pandemic assistance ends to start looking for work, you may be too late.
For regional employment leads with safety conscious employers, check out TRAC Staffing. We are leading the march to get the River Valley and Tulsa markets back to work, and doing it safely.
And you can feel good about finding work through TRAC Staffing, because our clients make your safety their priority.