Great news! The economy continues to improve and unemployment has gone down to 5.6%! That ‘great news’ also brings a potential downside where WFA Staffing can help. Unemployment standing at 5.6% means much of the formerly available talent is likely already employed. That can limit the number of people you might be able to interest in your direct ‘help wanted’ advertisements, and that hits you at the very time your business is picking up and your need for new people is critical.
We can help with this ‘good news can be bad news’ situation. We understand the needs of employers and have worked on delivering qualified talent for many years. Those years have seen high unemployment as well as low unemployment. Interestingly, we find that our business, the business of recruiting talent, isn’t necessarily adversely affected by these swings.
The growing economy helps to create an awareness in many of the already employed that there might be a more desirable position available given business expansion, and that helps us recruit some talented and experienced people that otherwise wouldn’t be in the marketplace.
The growing economy also helps by getting currently unemployed or under-employed people thinking that they might be able to find a better job even though they might’ve given up on that during the past year or two. We find some very good people in this group who have simply become demoralized and given up searching. They often blossom very quickly into some of the best people an employer could ask for.
We have ‘staffing’ in our name for a reason. Give us a call. We can help make ‘great news’ even better!
Tom Krist, President