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Industries actively hiring during pandemic; The Rebound - Heartland launches job board to help people find work

Many companies still hiring during pandemic
Posted at 5:43 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 19:27:24-04

OMAHA, Neb. — COVID-19 has disrupted the job market as thousands lost their jobs in Nebraska. But there are jobs and fields that are hiring and are in high demand. As part of the Rebound - Heartland project, we are now collecting job openings and listing them for free on our website.

Companies in the teleworking software field are seeing a bump in demand as more and more people need to be connected. Cross Pointe Innovations in Papillion expects to continue seeing growth.

"You're seeing the big offices that are going to work-for-home models and folks need to communicate," CEO Mark Mason said.

Mason and his employees have been keeping busy working with companies and schools - setting up telecommunication and telehealth services. And since more families are cooking from home, another field actively hiring is grocery stores, including the Hy-Vee on 180th and Pacific.

"The employees that we hired in March and April were actually schoolteachers or restaurant employees that were helping in different areas of the store," store director Tally Mertes said.

Personal shoppers and online grocery shopping have increased in popularity as many still try to stay away from public places.

"Aisles Online has been a lifesaver for a lot of customers. So we have hired 40 to 50 new employees at this location just to take care of those Aisles Online customers," Mertes said.

Along with jobs in the teleworking software industry and grocery store industry, pharmacies and tech support companies are also still hiring.

We have many of these job listings available on our new 3 News Now job search feature.

Job opportunities all across the metro are being added to our job guide daily. So you can connect with employers and find your footing in the job market even during a pandemic.

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