By now, you’ve likely heard from more than one source, the term explaining the employee shortage that all businesses across the country are experiencing right now: The Great Resignation.
The pandemic has led people in all industries to re-evaluate how and where they’re spending their time, and whether or not their current or former jobs are worth it.
Individuals are also considering their relationship to work and employment in general, which is a determining factor in whether or not they will continue working or go back to work in the near future.
It is projected that this phenomenon will continue well into 2022, which makes right now an ideal time to take a warehouse or assembly position.
Here are the top reasons why:
1. You can negotiate pay, benefits, hours, etc. – more than ever before
If there’s one thing that employers are learning more and more since the beginning of this employee shortage, it’s that their business relies on people to run. This has incentivized them to do everything they can to attract and retain workers, including offering the pay, benefits, and working conditions that people want.
Currently, very few companies are in a position to be as rigid and particular as they have been in the past. They would rather grant you the pay and hours people than turn away qualified candidates.
Additionally, all companies are paying a much higher rate than they ever have before. This makes it a great time to jump in.
2. Retail sales are at an all-time high
Since last October, sales have been significantly higher than expected on nearly all products. Reports show that this trend isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. Even with prices increasing at the fastest pace they have since the 90s, consumers have not been discouraged.
Choosing a warehouse position will give you long-term job security, as there will be a continuous need to pack and ship orders.
3. Electronics and appliances sales have increased the most
Of all products, electronics and appliances have seen the most sales growth. Because of this, there is high need for assembly workers. Just like that of warehouse positions, this provides security to employees who choose these positions.
4. Companies are making greater efforts
Knowing how crucial employees are now, companies are putting more effort into creating a workplace that values the people within the company just as much as the profit. Now that they have a deeper understanding that an individual’s personal needs are just as important as their work needs; they’re prioritizing building relationships with employees and being more flexible with scheduling and other policies.
5. There are hundreds of openings
In October 2021 alone, there were 11 million new job postings in the United States with manufacturing and warehousing being in the top 10 for the most positions. This means that there is plenty of opportunity to test out different positions and companies to see what meets your needs the best. Unlike prior years when it was difficult to find a job, if you decide a position or organization is not for you; you will be able to find another similar position with ease.
A great way to experiment with different roles and companies is to work with a staffing agency to find temporary positions.
If you or someone you know is in need of a job, we at Award Staffing are here to help. Our job boards are updated daily. Check out our latest job opportunities here.