So Which Is It? Is the Economy Booming or Not?
Every day we read something new about the economy or we see a new jobs report showing conflicting information. We hear people complaining that they can’t find a job while at the same time we hear there’s under 5% unemployment. So what is the actual story behind the numbers? The actual story is in the labor participation rate. According to the Dept. of Labor the labor participation rate is at an all- time low. What that actually means is that more people have opted out of getting a job. They just are not choosing to look and find work anymore.
We are thankful at Mancan Inc. that we have been able to maintain recruiting momentum despite this dismal labor participation report. However, we do recognize that fewer and fewer people actually want to work. We see it every day. Lucky for us, we are able to weed through those that don’t want to work, to find the ones that do! We just sent out over 24,000 W2’s for 2016. So we are not new to the employment industry and we are also not your typical staffing agency, so we are told by our employees and customers.
Mancan enjoys a great reputation among our employees, which is likely one of the main reasons we are still able to attract good employees every single day. Without good employees to assign to the myriad of jobs we have available our customers wouldn’t be able to keep production running smoothly. But it gets a little tough when 40% of able bodied adults have decided to opt out of the employment scene. That’s right, there’s a 60% labor participation rate among able bodied Americans that could be working. (Dept of Labor)
Many people say they can’t find work, or a meaningful position. But we have plenty of job openings. We always have at least 150 to 200 openings we are working on across our territory. We do everything we can to attract great workers. We offer benefits, 401k, vacation pay, holiday pay etc. All of the things that people say they want from a traditional employer. So we really aren’t much different than working directly for a company vs working at a company through a staffing firm.
Mancan has offices in Ohio, WV, PA, FL, NC and SC. We have jobs in nearly every industry. Anyone that has been struggling to find gainful employment can call the Mancan office in their local area to see what positions are currently available. A job seeker can fill out an application on line or they can stop in at one of our 35 offices across the region and discuss opportunities that are available to them now. Our personal interview process will include discussing what kind of job, what rate of pay ,what location, industry etc. the job seeker is interested in. There’s no charge or fee and there is no reason to feel hopeless or helpless, there are jobs out there and Mancan has access to them.
Most people come to Mancan to get their foot in the door, to show an employer what kind of work ethic they have, what skills they have and to get a job fast. We can do that for them and we can do that for anyone that wants to work. Anything that is even remotely related to employment is where you can find us. Production, staffing, hiring, training etc... we will roll up sleeves, and pitch in to find employees or a solution to whatever employment related issues a customer company may have. 24,000 people worked for Mancan last year. So we must be doing something right!
The answer to the booming economy question at the beginning of the story really is, it depends on who you ask. At Mancan, the economy is booming! If you want to work, we have jobs. If you need employees we have those too. Just give us a call.
Call Mancan today for all of your employment related needs.