There is more to rural life than forestry and farming. In fact, U.S. Census data for rural counties suggests that the manufacturing sector alone employs more people than the aforementioned occupations.
It is certainly more cost-effective for firms to set up worksites in non-urban areas, but small communities are unlikely to provide adequate labor resources. Companies are therefore looking to bring in workers from elsewhere, opening the door for job seekers that are willing to relocate.
Finding non-local candidates that are ready to make the move can be difficult. BullsEye recruiters know where to look, attracting suitable candidates with incentives such as housing and relocation support.
As well as manufacturing roles, there are many opportunities in construction, transportation, warehousing and utilities. Together, approximately 26% of all rural employees work in these professions.
The BullsEye staffing team is adept at finding candidates for some of the most in-demand occupations:
- Production Workers
- Construction Workers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Medical Occupations (Certified Nursing Assistants, Nurses, etc.)
The recently announced U.S. Infrastructure Bill has set out plans for large-scale infrastructure projects taking place across the United States. This will see yet more construction and engineering jobs become available in rural regions over the next few years.
Geography has a role to play in the assortment of jobs available. Natural resources and landscape types will impact the type of work required in any given region.
For example, rural counties in the West have a high proportion of agriculture, forestry, and mining jobs. Conversely, counties in the Midwest, South and Northeast have more manufacturing and construction positions available.
BullsEye recruits for jobs across the United States, including the states of Colorado, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin.
The United States is in the middle of a severe labor shortage caused largely by the retirement of the ‘Baby Boom’ generation. Companies are looking to alternative sources to find candidates for the vacancies left behind.
Worker relocation is seen as one of the most effect solutions.
To fill entry-level positions quickly, it is a good idea to engage with candidates based in U.S. territories and commonwealths such as the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
There is an abundance of job seekers in these regions, many of whom are already looking to relocate to the mainland for work. They are U.S. citizens, authorized to work anywhere in the United States.
BullsEye has support programs in place to encourage worker relocation. These include pre-arranged housing, travel assistance, and ongoing career guidance.
Trade school graduates
With experienced tradespeople in short supply, Trade School graduates have become a popular solution to the skilled worker shortage. As well has having formal training, these individuals are eager to hone their skills in a work environment and further develop their careers.
BullsEye is committed to assisting Trade School graduates with their job search, finding suitable worksites and providing relocation support where necessary.
Pre-arranged housing is a valuable incentive for relocating workers. Finding safe, affordable housing is a challenging aspect of any move. By offering move-in ready housing, BullsEye quickly helps candidates overcome this hurdle. Everything is set up on the employee’s behalf, with basic furnishings and utility bills included in the rent.
Travel expenses are another consideration for anyone looking to relocate. To make things more affordable, BullsEye offers a Ticket Purchase Program for air, train, and bus travel. The program provides new recruits with a one-way ticket to their destination, with the cost deducted from future pay. After six months of employment, the ticket price amount is credited back to the employee.
BullsEye arranges for new recruits to be picked up at their destination (airport, train station or bus terminal), before helping them settle into their new housing.
BullsEye has decades of experience in sourcing and relocating employees all over the United States. Our team provides a professional service for candidates, guiding them throughout the process with continued support, advice, and encouragement.
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