As people try to hire ahead of the holidays, the difference this year is that they need long-term employees on top of seasonal employees.
This means hiring seasonally isn’t necessarily at the top of the priority list for a lot of businesses.
They just want to make sure they have enough employees to begin with.
This means employees have a better advantage at finding permanent work instead of just a temporary job.
Employers are trying to catch up to having a full staff before they even worry about seasonal staff
Vice President Steve Fuller with Bristol Mountain is looking to hire the staff and reach their goal of 500 employees by the end of the year, according to Rochester First.
He is hiring in every department and offering training for every position. This means any training necessary is done right at Bristol Mountain, which means experience is not required.
Rochester Works Executive Director David Seeley added that there are plenty of other employment options available right now too like warehouse and shipping jobs.
Amazon and UPS are all looking to fill positions this year before the holiday season arrives.
Seeley is urging those in search of a job to not settle for the first opportunity, but to be selective.
This year, employers are going to have to invest more time and effort into their employees and potentially need them to stay past the end of the season.
In previous years, it was harder to find a job, and this made it so job seekers had to be less selective and take the first job they were offered. This year they don’t need to do that.
If you’re looking for employment, don’t wait. The labor market could flood before the holidays arrive due to Americans still struggling with inflation.
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