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Lessons Learned: Job Searching in the Current Market

You’re searching for warehouse jobs hiring in Allentown, PA, but you’re nervous because the economy is having a tough year. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to record-high unemployment levels in 2020, which can make finding a new job notably more difficult.

Specifically, as of August 2020, the unemployment rate was 8.4%, which is certainly far from ideal. However, plenty of companies are hiring, so you can land the warehouse job you want if you’re willing to work for it. Here’s some advice to help you stand out from the crowd.

4 Tips to Steer a Successful Job Search in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reach Out to Your Network

In times of crisis — i.e., a global pandemic — people want to help one another. Let your network know you’re looking for a new warehouse job because someone might be able to help. Hiring decisions are a big deal for employers, so they’ll listen if a contact they know and trust recommends you.

Consider Temporary Work

If you’re like many job seekers, you’re currently only looking at jobs of a permanent nature. However, many employers are uneasy about the future right now, so they’re only bringing on temporary workers. Accepting this type of job can open the door to a future with the company when management feels comfortable enough to hire long-term employees again.

Broaden Your Search Criteria

Knowing what you want in a new warehouse job is essential. However, there are fewer open positions right now and more people competing for them. Therefore, it’s a good idea to expand your search criteria a bit, to increase your chances of getting hired. This certainly doesn’t mean you should settle for a job you don’t want, but do open your mind to new areas.

Learn New Skills

Competition for top warehouse jobs is intense right now, so you to be your best self. If there are any skills you’re seeing on job descriptions that you don’t have, it’s time to learn them. Ask your current employer if you can take on projects that will allow you to learn these skills or find a way to acquire them in your off-hours.

Need a little help finding the right warehouse job for you in the current market?

HTSS, Inc. is here to connect you with top Lehigh Valley employers searching for talent like you. Contact us today to find out what we can do for your career!


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.