Why you should sign up to prepare for getting back to work.
Due to COVID-19, many workers are currently unemployed. According to Forbes, due to the $600 weekly federal unemployment payment added on top of local state benefits, some workers are taking in more money through unemployment benefits than they made when they were working.
Understandably, that makes job searching a secondary concern. You’re dealing with the stress of the pandemic while you’re stuck at home. When you add the job search on top of that, it can be stressful.
Luckily, signing up with a staffing company like Express Employment Professionals is easy. Plus, it will put you in a great place when you’re ready to get back to work. Here are a few reasons to apply.
- They know when companies are hiring.
No matter where you watch your shows, every commercial is going to tell you how we’re in “uncertain times.” It’s hard to know when it’s safe to go out or when companies are going to start hiring. But staffing companies are going to be some of the first to know when it’s time to get back to work. They have existing relationships with companies all over the country and pay close attention to CDC safety guidelines.
- The expanded benefits are temporary.
Eventually, the expanded unemployment benefits are going to run out. It’s a great safety net for now, but you’ll want to have a job lined up when they end. By getting set up with a company like Express, local recruiters will keep you posted on hot jobs that match your skillset and get you noticed by companies that are hiring.
- You’ll get ahead of the competition.
Once the expanded benefits end, there’s going to be a flood of people trying to get back to work. You don’t want to start your job search when everybody else is. If you sign with a staffing company now, you’ll have an advocate actively promoting you to companies before that back-to-work rush begins.
Looking to jumpstart your job search? Call Express!
Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S. and Canada with more than 830 local offices. If you want to up your job search game, contact your local Express office, download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.