Says she’s by no means confronted more durable activity in 16 years of operation
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — For Stacy Rightmire, summertime might be one of many busiest instances of the 12 months for her roofing firm — and with the latest storm that tore by Culver, she wants extra staff now greater than ever.
However discovering staff is more durable than she imagined. She’s posted job listings on the radio and Fb and even has two employment companies making an attempt to assist her fill a number of entry-level positions.
Rightmire stated a few of the folks she’s supplied an interview to do not reply and ones that accepted the job by no means confirmed up for work.
“That is very new,” Rightmire stated Wednesday. I imply, (it is) all the time arduous to seek out good laborers on the market, and good staff who wish to keep working. That is very completely different from regular — we have by no means handled folks not exhibiting for interviews.”
Rightmire believes a few of the difficulties she’s coping with might be due to some unemployment advantages Oregonians are receiving. Individuals throughout the nation have been receiving an additional $600 bonus each week due to COVID-19. That $600 bonus will expire on the finish of July, however Rightmire expects it to be prolonged.
“It will proceed to trigger employers issues,” Rightmire stated. “It truly is an excessive state of affairs proper now.”
Rightmire stated companies like hers will really feel the consequences of eligible staff that proceed receiving unemployment advantages. In spite of everything, it’s the companies that primarily fund unemployment advantages within the state.
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