RIF: Recruiting agency president sees uptick in jobs available

Emily Putnam
Created: October 04, 2020 10:00 AM

When the pandemic hit us in March, thousands of people in our area were either furloughed or let go from their jobs. As businesses started to reopen, job opportunities started to open back up, and Career Start President Lindsey McCutchen started seeing new trends in the hiring market. 

"The companies that did have to shut down, that had a reopening at some point when the governor staged things back, there was this surge of hiring. So, some people didn't come back. I noticed where people thought that there may not be jobs, that there were plentiful jobs as the reopenings happened," said McCutchen. 

Industries that are currently hiring include hospitality, manufacturing, and healthcare. There are also more opportunities available in clerical fields, customer service, and work-from-home jobs. McCutchen is also seeing changes in what hiring managers are asking from applicants.

"It's a new world out there," said McCutchen. "It's a reinvention of the space for HR practices, and what we are seeing is that because of the mass amount of openings that are available, is that some employers are relaxing their requirements." This is especially pertinent for entry-level positions. 

To learn more about Lindsey and her business, you can visit the Career Start website here

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