Wrapping Up Summer 2022


Summer is coming to an end and the days are getting shorter and a little chillier, but one thing is still as hot as ever, and that is the job market.  Employer demand swelled starting in early 2021 as the U.S. economy opened more broadly as the country crept out of COVID-19 restrictions, and it hasn’t shown signs of slowing.  

Many employers are still looking to hire. Job openings and opportunities remain at or near an all-time high as businesses struggle to recruit enough staff.  LaborWorks is a terrific resource for both job seekers and employers looking to fill staffing voids.  

Industries such as construction, hospitality, manufacturing and general labor are sure wins when it comes to finding near immediate work.  Now is the time for you to consider the skills you want to build and the ways you can stretch to a new role, new job or new career. You may be able to enter a new-to-you field and obtain training from the employer. Or you may be able to enter a company leveraging your existing skills and expand within the organization through skill development, learning and mentoring.  Skill building is an excellent way to expand your horizons.  

One thing the pandemic has taught us is not to consider wages as your only criterion for a new job. Income can be intoxicating, and necessary, but you should also consider your fit with the culture, the content of the job, the leaders with whom you’ll work and the colleagues from whom you’ll have the opportunity to learn. There are a lot of factors which contribute to your happiness at work—remember wages are only one of them.

LaborWorks is an excellent resource for both job seekers and employers alike, as we make the necessary tasks of recruiting, screening, and hiring the best talent as smooth and easy as possible. If you’re in the market for a new job OR an employer in search of talent, reach out today!  Also, did you know that LaborWorks has an app? If you are a job seeker, download the LaborWorks app today to streamline your job search by telling us when you want to work, viewing up-to-date jobs at your local LaborWorks branch, texting with a local recruiter, and accepting the perfect job opportunity right on the spot. It can’t get much easier than that!