Just How Badly Are Quad City Employers In Need Of Workers?
Sometimes when we hear about national news we forget just how close to home it hits. When I saw all the fast food spots that were closing for the day due to no staff I didn't realize just how desperate places all over the US were for staff. Those places include the Quad Cities.
I started to pay more attention to how many Quad Cities employers were hiring after I basically got a job application in my to go bag.
As I started to pay more attention to job hiring signs I was shocked at how many I could find. There seemed to be a sign every minute.
Almost every major fast food spot is hiring right now. If you drive past a McDonald's you'll most likely see small signs like this:
Even Parks are looking for workers, Vander Ver Park has a big banner up right now:
Places like Theisen's decided to go with signs, and a banner. Very catchy:
Jimmy Johns is trying an even more direct approach however. They are putting this in to go bags:
I have never seen this many places hiring all at once, and I didn't even noticed till I actually started looking. There are many different theories of why this is happening. The New York Times stated,
Why work when unemployment insurance — including a $300 weekly supplement that was part of the newly enacted pandemic rescue plan — means that some people can make as much or more by not working?
Only time will tell what the future holds, but I'm sure I'll find more job information in my to go bags while we wait.
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