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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Companies still struggling to fill jobs

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Companies still struggling to fill jobs
Companies still struggling to fill jobs

FRIDAY MORNING...HERE AT KMTV, WE ARE STILLWORKING HARD TO BRING YOUINFORMATION AND RESOURCES TOHELP EVERYONE REBOUND FROM ALLTHE CHALLENGES THE LAST YE HARBROUGHT.THERE ARE A LOT OFOPPORTUNITIES FOR JOB SEEKERSRIGHT NOW AND A LOT OF COMPANIESARE WORKING HARD TO FILL OPENPOSITIONS.3 NEWS NOW RORTEEPRDANIELLE DAVIS WENT TO A JOBFAIR AT RALSTON HIGH SCHOOL ANDLEARNED JUST HOW MANY BUSISSNEARE HIRINGTHE RALSTON HIGH SCHOOL GYM WASPACKED WITH COMPANIES READY TOHAND OUT INFORMATI..ON.APPLICATIONS... AND AVAILABLEJOBS.BUT THE JOB SEEKERS.....NOT SO MANY.MIKE RUPPRECHT, EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES &SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT, RALSTONPUBLIC SCHOOLS(4986)1:40 2 -:01"THE COVID PANDEMIC HIT THEYLOST THEIR CHILDCARE AND THEYHAD TO STOP WORKING FOR THERALSTON SCHOOL, WE HAVE OTHERSTHAT ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WORKIIN AN ORGANIZATION AND THEPANDEMIC BUT WE ARE REALLYLOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WHO ARELOOKING TO MOVE FORWARD AND PUTHIS BEHIND US."THE FAIR FEATURED A VARIETY OFCOMPANIES LOOKING TO HEIRIMMEDIATELY.DANIELLE DAVIS, REPORTING(5021)1:20 1:29"FIFTEEN COMPANIES SHOWED UPTODAY LOOKING FOR EMPLOYEES TOJOIN THEIR TEAM AND THEY ARELOOKING TO FILL FULL-TIME ASWELL AS PART-TIME POSITIONS."JUST LAST WEEK... THE IOWAWORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SAID THATTHE NUMBER OF PEOPLE LIVINGIOWA..

THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED...AND LOOKING FOR JOBS INCASREBY MORE THAN 2 THOUSAND PEOPLE.AND THAT STATISTIC... IS JUSTFROM MAY TO JUNE OF THIS YEASO WITH ALL OF THOSE JOBSEEKERS... WHY ARE BUSINESSESHAVING A HARD TIME HIRING?GARY ZOUCHA... THE OPERATIONSMANAGER OF CHESTERMAN COCA-COLASAID THEY’RE TRYINGEVERYTHING... INCLUDING IN HOUSETRAINING.GARY ZOUCHA, OPERATIONS MANAR,GECHESTERMAN COCA-COLA :59 -"WE DO A LOT OF ENTRY LEVELPOSITIONS AND WE DO TRAI WN,TRY TO HIRE AND BRING PEOPLEINTO DIFFERENT POSITIONS FROWITHIN.

WE WILL TRAIN PEOPLE TEARN THEIR CDL TO BECOME SERVICETECHNICIANS, WE TRY TO DO A LOTOF THAT INHOUSE."SOME COMPANIES ARE INCREASINGBENEFITS TO INCLUDE PART TIMEEMPLOYEES.AND OTHERS ARE OFFERING A FAMILYLIKE ATMOSPHERE, SOMETHING THEYSAY THEY’RE HOPING WILL MAKE ADIFFERENCE.MIKE RUPPRECHT, EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES &SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT, RALSTONPUBLIC SCHOOLS(4986)1:11 - 1:24"WE HAVE A GREAT FAMILY PETYATMOSPHERE HERE IN RALSTON, THEPEOPLE IN OUR DISTRICT REALLYSUPPORT EACH OTHER, WE HAVECLOSE TIES TO THE COMMUNITY, ITIS A SENSE OF FAMILY ANDBELONGING THAT YOU DON’T GEINTA LOT OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS."AS THE LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATEFLUCTUATE... THE BUSINESSES WESAW AT THE RALSTON JOB FAIR ALLSAID THE SAME THING..

THEY’REREADY TO GET YOU HIRED.

ALL YOUHAVE TO DO IS APPLY.REPORTING IN RALSTON... DANIELDAVIS... 3 NEWS NOW.IOWA IS TIED FOR THENATION’S 12TH LOWESTUNEMPLOYMENT RATE.WE WILL HAVE A COMPLETELIST OF THE COMPANIES THAT WEREHIRING AT THE JOB FAIR ON OURWEBSITE.JUST GO TO 3 NEWS NOW TDO

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