Booming businesses look to keep up with demand during pandemic by hiring new people

The Rebound Arizona
Posted at 5:26 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 21:59:52-04

Many businesses have suffered during the pandemic and that has led to lay-offs.

But there are companies in the Valley that are busier now than ever before.

The Rebound Arizona is dedicated to finding these opportunities for Arizonans who are looking for work.

For one non-profit based in Phoenix, they need to fill ten positions a week to try and keep up with the demand.

To get one of those opportunities, Home Assist Healthsaid they are not looking for a college degree or a lengthy resume filled with experience. They want people who are dependable and caring.

"We can train people about how to transfer, we can train people on how to bed baths... But what we can't teach is that compassion," said Jessica Harbinson.

She is the Human Resources Director at Home Assist Health and she said this career is all about helping the community in a time of crisis.

"If you think about all the people who pulled their family members out of nursing homes... they need someone to take care of them," said Harbinson.

Home Assist Health is focused on non-medical care for older adults and those with physical or developmental disabilities.

To push a prospective employee to apply at the company, they have created some big incentives. They are offering a $50 bonus in the first paycheck.

"Then, if you continue working... just 20 hours a week for the next 90 days, you get a $200 bonus on your paycheck," Harbinson explained.

There are plenty of shifts with different hours available for new hires and pay is between $12 - $13 per hour.

"ISSA is the world's leader in fitness education and certification for professionals," said ISSA President and CEO Andrew Wyant.

If a job seeker is hoping to work from home, this might be a good option.

The Phoenix-based company is hiring two different positions. The first is a Fitness Education Advisor.

"They are working with all those individuals who want to become a personal trainer," Wyant described. "So, they get to have that uplifting conversation of getting someone started in their life."

Base pay is around $40,000 per year. Wyant said, since this is a sales position, there is opportunity to earn even more.

Sales experience is expected to land this position, but no college degree is required.

"The second job that we're hiring for is what we call a Student Success Coach," Wyant said. "And so once someone starts down the road of learning about their personal training package and how their education goes, we have a team of people who we put in place to do nothing other than help our students be successful."

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