GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Many businesses across the country are closing their doors amid the COVID-19 outbreak. And now many workers are losing their jobs. However, in West Michigan, there are opportunities available for people to find both temporary and full-time work.
13 ON YOUR SIDE spoke to local and national businesses with offices in West Michigan that are looking to hire employees as inventory and cleaning services are needed.
13 ON YOUR SIDE spoke to Kevin Belk, Senior Vice President of DK Security based in Grand Rapids. He says there are a lot of positions that their company is looking to fill, no experience required.
"We’ve had a lot of our existing clients ask for additional security officers and then we’ve had another of other people that have contacted us, business, the healthcare industry has asked for help on a temporary basis," Belk said.
"Applicants need to be 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED and they need to clear a drug test and a background screen. Then we provide the training here at DK Security, all the training they need to become an efficient officer and we do that all in house in Grand Rapids," he said.
DK Security is looking to hire for both temporary and full-time positions.
Amazon tells 13 ON YOUR SIDE that they are looking to fill 3,300 available jobs in Michigan.
United Commercial Services
United Commercial Services, a Grand Rapids based cleaning company, tells 13 ON YOUR SIDE that they are still hiring.
The Grand Rapids-based grocery store says they are actively looking to hire as many as 30 to 40 people per store.
Shipt, the grocery shopping delivery service used by Meijer and Target, is looking to add 2,000 shoppers in the Grand Rapids area because of increase demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Tuesday, March 24 Shipt will be recruiting shoppers. According to the company, shoppers must be at least 18 years old, have reliable transportation and a current driver’s license.
For more information on Shipt and visit Shipt.com.
The Vice President of Sales for Enviro-clean Matt Koster told 13 ON YOUR SIDE the company has jobs available that have some advantages at a time like this that don't require being close to others.
"Much of our cleaning/disinfecting is done after hours. You do not come in contact with the general public. We have flexibility to work with people's desired shifts. Weekly pay is something else we just implemented which our employees enjoy. Jobs are located across the viewing area," Koster said.
Samaritas tells 13 ON YOUR SIDE:
- Samaritas’ greatest hiring need right now is at our senior living campuses across the state.
- The organization also have general needs in its child welfare areas, including youth support and case workers, as well as its disability support services.
- While there are positions available that require specific qualifications and certifications, there are entry-level positions also available that don’t require certification.
- Samaritas is looking for compassionate workers who are committed to providing vital support to vulnerable populations.
Kevin Belk, the Senior Vice President of DK Securities said everyone has to do their part to get through this.
"...we need to be patient, we need to be kind to one another and certainly part of our job is to try to figure out how we can help. How we can get people to work so that the healthcare industry can operate more efficiently. And we just want to be a good part of that," he said.
Two Men and a Truck
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Grand Rapids South is still hiring amidst the chaos. We will help supplement the income in any way that we can. Part-time, full-time, and seasonal. Hiring immediately! Applying is easy, just click the link: https://jobapply.page.link/WTEX Get paid for your hard work! This is a general labor position, applicants must be:
*Willing to submit a pre-employment background check and drug screen
* At least 21 years of age to qualify to be a driver and have a valid driver's license
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers:
- Pay range of $13 - $18 per hour, including tips, bonuses, and raises
- 100% Drug Free
- Health insurance, paid time off, and 401k available
- Full-time, part-time, seasonal work available
- Work hard and get a raise twice per year
- Opportunities to earn cash tips from customers.
SpartanNash is looking to hire 2000 employees companywide. Find more information on their website.
Hope Network, the healthcare and life services provider, is hiring entry level direct care and packaging staff in Grand Rapids. Direct care team members assist in the personal care and development of people affected by mental illness or developmental disabilities, and Hope Network Industries – the organization’s packaging division – offers on-the-job training to all individuals, including refugees, ex-offenders, and those with employment barriers. Temporary, part-time, and full-time opportunities are available with no previous experience required. Find more information on their website.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in-patient hospital is open and accepting patients seeking treatment for behavioral health and substance use issues. The position with the most openings is psychiatric technicians who work directly with our hospital patients and residents.
To see all job opening at Pine Rest go to the website.
Wedgewood Christian Services
Wedgwood’s Residential Program is exempt from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay at home order and remains open. Wedgwood is hiring for direct care positions – part-time and full-time roles, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts. To see all open positions and apply, visit www.wedgwood.org/join-our-team. All interviews will be conducted virtually.
Integrity Tree Services
Company offers year-round stable employment for individuals who have experience working in the great outdoors. We are currently looking for tree trimmers for our MI Commercial Construction, Residential, and our Tree & Shrub Care work crews to work in the West Michigan area as well as openings on our traveling work teams who support the utilities. We offer excellent pay, 100% company paid medical, disability, and life insurance and profit sharing bonuses. The best part about Integrity Tree Services is our culture- we offer work sites free of smoking, alcohol, drugs, profanity, and gossip.
To learn more about us and our openings, please visit IntegrityTree.Careers
NTB Trucking needs experienced licensed drivers to help ship vital goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these shipments include delivering toilet paper, hand sanitizer, food and medical supplies to various grocery stores across the Midwest. Learn more about job openings on their website.
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