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Local workers seek ‘from home’ jobs due to coronavirus impact

CLEVELAND – Jobs experts report that a growing number of workers in Northeast Ohio and across the country are looking for “home-from-home” or “remote” jobs, due to the ongoing foreclosure. coronavirus.

FlexJobs.com and Indeed report that the demand for “work from home” jobs is increasing dramatically.

Brie Reynolds, manager of career development at FlexJobs.com, told News 5 that there are hundreds of “work from home” job openings for workers in Northeast Ohio.

Reynolds said “remote jobs” are available in medicine and health, computer technology positions, customer service, accounting and finance, and education and training. .

“We’ve really seen this huge growth, not just for the sake of it, but also the urgency to work remotely and do it right,” Reynolds said.

“And you can search by career category, job title, other keywords and pull out a nice list of potential remote jobs to apply for.”

“We’re seeing more and more companies taking this seriously, trying to be as productive and efficient as possible, and really equipping their teams to do it. ”

Paul Wolfe, Indeed’s senior vice president, human resources, told News 5 that job applicants should be prepared to go through effective online interviews, making sure they have a good internet connection. and the most recent versions of video conferencing software.

“We have seen a huge increase in remote work and virtual work searches on the site since February,” said Wolfe.

“I think going for a virtual home job interview, as most of us do today, is no different from an office interview.”

“You should always do your research, do your homework, understand the job description and what they are looking for and what skills you have that match those job descriptions.”

“It’s the biggest social experiment I’ve ever been to. There are so many people, more people, who are now working from home because of COVID-19. ”

Jeff Malek, of Hiretech Group, which provides IT staff in northeast Ohio, told News 5 that job seekers should keep their job searches active during the lockdown. Ohio coronavirus.

Malek said applicants should use online methods, video interviews and lectures, even if they are looking for regular employment.

He said online techniques will keep them closer to the top of the hire list once the coronavirus lockdown is finally lifted.

“Start the process now because those video calls and your CV submission now and those first phone calls are important parts of the process,” Malek said.

“I think a lot of employers have needs and they want to meet them, they want to present the right candidates as soon as the dust settles, it’s going to be time to hire.

“So submit your resume, don’t give up, there might be some unorthodox things with the videos and extra steps, but people want to hire.” ”

Indeed has set up a COVID-19 information page with resources on what to do if your job is impacted and how to search for a job remotely.

Indeed will also be hosting a Job Cast webinar on March 31, which is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. EST, to help job seekers navigate this new coronavirus employment landscape.