Employers in Desperate Need This Holiday Season Amid the Pandemic

Currently the Morgan Ave. branch has 150 open positions at their office.

Posted: Dec 3, 2020 4:04 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2020 4:29 PM

There are hundreds of open full, part-time and seasonal jobs at retailers, warehouses and some offices this holiday season. The problem is people are fearful of contracting COVID-19 and employment applications aren't coming in as fast as in previous years during the holidays.

People Ready Employment Agency in Evansville has locations scattered throughout Southern Indiana and West Kentucky. Currently the Morgan Ave. branch has 150 open positions at their office. Currently more parents' home are with their children due to online learning, mixed with extended unemployment benefits, branch manager Karen Walsh says retailers are feeling the impact exceptionally hard with declining store sales and a surge in online shopping.

Maintaining employees is harder now than ever before according to Walsh.

"Currently it’s very much a catch 22 with employment hiring needs and seasonal income so right now a lot of parents want that extra income, to support their kids and their needs for Christmas but to scared to work right now more and more parents are staying at home keeping their kids at home but still needing that extra money but they just don’t want to risk working in an environment, where they can expose their children to the virus” says People Ready branch manager Karen Walsh.

Businesses in the Tri-State use agencies like People Ready to fill vacant positions within their company. On average, one employer a day signs on with People Ready desperately looking for employees to fill those jobs. More than 100 jobs a day are added in our area alone.

Click here to learn how to apply: 

https://jobs.peopleready.com/jobtools/jncustomsearch.searchResults?in_organid=18706&in_sessionid=&in_noresults=Y&in_skills=&in_location=Evansville%2C+IN&in_coordinates=lat%3A37.9881%2Clng%3A-87.5341&in_postcode=&in_searchBut=Search

Evansville
Partly Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 75°
Owensboro
Partly Cloudy
76° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 76°
Princeton
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 75°
Madisonville
Mostly Cloudy
76° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 76°
Jasper
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 73°
Sure, yesterday's passing cold front and lingering rainfall made for a cooler-than average, fall-like day across the Tri-State - today on the other hand, was a bit more summer-like. The core of high pressure flowing in behind that cold front has now settled to our east and is actively pumping southerly winds, more heat and gulf humidity back into the Ohio valley. As a result, temperatures pushed back into the mid 80s for the majority of the region; the added humidity even made it feel a few degrees hotter as well. As for the rest of the evening, conditions will remain dry with temperatures gradually falling from 80° around dinnertime into the mid to low 70s by 10PM. The combination of added cloud cover overnight and those aforementioned southerly winds will help keep temperatures mild tonight - we'll only dip as low as 67° early Friday morning in the River City.
WEVV 4K Doppler Radar
WEVV 7-Day Forecast
WEVV Watches & Warnings

Community Events