When the pandemic shut down many U.S. businesses in early 2020, we weren’t sure how the future would look. Now, as things are opening up, we’re seeing a candidate’s market. By the end of 2020, the state of Minnesota reported over 100,000 job openings. We’re seeing that right now is the perfect time to return to work. Here is what you should know about the current job market in our state.
Companies throughout the state of Minnesota are actively hiring right now. That means there are many job openings, so now is the time to apply! It’s hard to judge how long the market will remain in this state, but that means if you’re looking for a job, applying with top companies in the area will likely result in interviews and opportunities.
Higher Pay Rates
Since the pandemic started, there has been a lot of talk around living wages. Now that things are opening up in Minnesota, companies are looking at their pay rates and raising them. There has been an increase in base salary for many positions. Pay rates had remained stagnant for many years before, so take advantage of these new opportunities.
Some employers are shifting their requirements to look for someone with potential rather than specific experience. This means if you have transferable skills, now may be an excellent opportunity to get into a field you’ve always dreamed of. Companies are willing to provide additional training to bring new employees up to speed if they demonstrate an aptitude for the work.
Flexible Work Schedules
Over the last year, the shift to work-from-home has also changed how companies handle remote work, scheduling, and paid time off. Even if you’re in the workplace, you may have more options for flexible schedules to help you maintain a better work/life balance. They are also evaluating options for vacation time and potential remote work opportunities.
Are you ready to get back into the workforce?
Work with the staffing team at The Vision Companies today. Search our job board to get started, and we’ll be on your side!