TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Many staffing companies still have trouble finding people to fill jobs.
Personnel Network Staffing in Tupelo helps to provide employees in many industries, such as technical, healthcare and industrial.
Health Territory Sales Manager Toni Sams said the job-seeking process, from interviews to paperwork, is all virtual now.
But her office remains open for people to apply for jobs in-person.
With many businesses starting to operate at full capacity, she believes more employers will be hiring soon.
"In the last month, we have seen an increase of employers reaching out to us to fill opportunities for them," Industrial Territory Sales Manager Mary Jo Lewis said.
During the pandemic, there has been a higher need for healthcare workers.
"Plenty of healthcare jobs, and one thing that has been interesting has been the pay rate."
Sams said the pay rates for some local nurses doubled. Some, though, decided to transition to travel nursing where they can make even more money.
Finding people to fill some jobs is difficult right now, Lewis said, because many people are used to being at home and making money from unemployment.
"I believe it will be harder to find qualified people to fill positions," (attribution).
Temporary jobs are also available.
"If you don't feel like you are qualified for a position, we would love to put you in a position to train you," (attribution).
Both women agree now is the time to move back into the workforce. Lewis said many companies are offering incentives for working.