ARRM is a trade association of home and community-based providers that support people living with disabilities. According to Bock, there were nearly 19,000 skilled caregivers needed before the COVID-19 crisis.
“Those are our staff that are on the front line, who are critical to providing quality care to the folks that we support,” Bock said…
“It could be anything from helping someone with daily tasks around their home to helping someone with complex medical needs,” Bock said. “We can bring people in and provide the training that’s necessary.”
On Monday, the Department of Employment and Economic Development listed the seven top employers currently hiring in Minnesota. It includes Allina Health, Fairview Health Services, Securitas: Security Services, Wells Fargo, Randstad Staffing, Walgreens and Thomas Allen Inc.
“There are lots of companies that are hiring, and we’re continuing to see job postings come up on our National Labor Exchange and on our website at DEED,” Commissioner Steve Grove said. “We encourage Minnesotans who are looking for work to look at companies that are hiring.”
The U.S. Postal Service told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS it’s looking for help to deal with an increase in demand.
“Our package volume just recently has gone up 30 percent, so we have a high need right now to deliver America’s mail and get the mail out to our customers,” said Nicole Hill, a USPS communications specialist.
She said the increase in demand coincides with the COVID-19 crisis, as more people are ordering goods online.
According to Hill, they’re looking to fill about 1,100 positions, including assistant rural carriers, rural carrier associates, city carrier associates, tractor-trailer operators and automotive technicians. Each job pays between $17 per hour and $22 per hour.
Grocery stores are also seeing an increase in demand, from Hy-Vee to Kowalski’s.
Obviously, this will only go some way towards reemploying the workers unemployed by the Coronavirus shutdown.