Staffing agencies staying busy in economic climate
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Some local temporary agencies have been signing up as many as 50 new people a week.
But in some cases there are more people who want to work than there are jobs right now.
Paul Miller, Branch Manager, S.O.S. Staffing says, "there's little day jobs here and there, or one, two hour jobs come up pretty frequently. But long term temp to hire positions where employees can have career–oriented types of work just seems to be really hard to come by right now."
But other staffing agencies aren't seeing a lot of entry and mid–level jobs. On the other hand, there are more skilled or highly skilled positions these days. But in some cases, there's also a shortage of people to go to work.
Darrick Cooke, District Manager for American Staffing says, "I think the biggest question for us is where are these candidates? Are they having onto their unemployment? Are they finding other jobs? Are they hanging onto their current jobs? Are they in other areas?"
Miller says economic developers need to bring new businesses into magic valley to provide more jobs. But like all good things, that doesn't happen overnight. He says right now businesses are trying to make do with the smallest amount of employees.
Miller says, "something has to be done economically to provide stimulus in local economies to bring down unemployment and to get employees to really look at opening up new positions."