Recruiting & Staffing

As Gas Prices Go Up, Employers Look To Hire Locally

By: Mariah Rogers
Mar 12, 2022 • 4 min read

Looking to Hire Locally as Gas Prices Increase? Here’s How.

If you are a vehicle driver, you know that the prices at the pump have skyrocketed over the past few weeks. Unless you are able to give your employees a substantial raise, it’s likely that workers will ditch their jobs that require a long commute and start searching for local work. With the labor shortage still going strong, you’ll want to attract as many candidates who are starting their job search as you can. Let’s take a look at the best way to do just that.

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Highlight Public Transport Routes

One way to help your current employees navigate the gas price rise is to coach them on how to find and utilize public transportation. Carpooling, bussing, and taking the train are all ways to cut down on the increased costs. If you can, try to schedule employees who live near each other at the same time. This way, it will be easier for them to carpool for shifts. Offering bus vouchers or Carlie Cards, if you are able, is another great way to help guide your employees through this difficult time.

Source Candidates Using JobGet

JobGet allows you to create a free profile to source local candidates looking for opportunities in the service industry. The app is a mobile-first platform, allowing you to easily view profiles and conduct video interviews straight from your phone! Job seekers are also able to utilize the map feature in order to find jobs closest to where they live – which is incredibly helpful as many hourly workers look to cut down on commute times to combat gas prices rising.

Chat Instantly & Make Immediate Hires

When candidates create a profile with JobGet, they are able to chat instantly with employers on the app. Each time a candidate applies to your job posting, you will be notified. All you have to do is review their profile and schedule an interview with the candidate. If you are in a more immediate rush, video call the candidate so that they can start immediately upon passing.

Use The Community Feed

The JobGet community feed is a place for employers and job seekers to chat about interview prep, industry questions, or anything else related to service industry work. Posting in the community feed about the open roles at your business can help you gain traction on your job posting and hire more quickly. Plus, you’ll be able to read up on what employers really want when it comes to finding a new job!

If you want to stay ahead of the hiring curve and attract candidates who are in the process of a job change due to the need for localized work, download JobGet and create a profile today.

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