With the state’s unemployment rate so low, many area businesses are struggling to find enough workers.
At the same time, there are still people looking for jobs.
A new Sioux Falls business hopes to cash in while connecting potential employees to companies.
Eddie Zeyon recently moved from Sioux City to Sioux Falls.
“I heard that they have better opportunities and good jobs,” Zeyon said.
The 26-year-old is hoping to find just that, a job, but with no car and no computer, that can get difficult.
“Right now I’m just looking for anything right now,” Zeyon said.
Zeyon decided to come to Short Staffed, a new business in Sioux Falls that aims to connect potential workers to companies looking to hire.
“With the low unemployment rate, we’re trying to get people on their feet and help them get their license back and their transportation back,” Owner Reed Borson said.
One of the ways Short Staffed is unique is that it provides transportation for employees for a small fee–$4 per trip.
“Sometimes it’s hard to get to work, especially when the buses only run from seven in the morning on the weekends. People need to be at work at six,” Borson said.
In addition to charging transportation fees, Short Staffed also gets paid by companies that are looking to hire.
“Anywhere from construction to production to manufacturing,” Borson said.
Positions that Zeyon hopes soon lead to a paycheck.
“To get a better job and stay here for a long time,” Zeyon said.
This is Short Staffed’s third location; the other two are in Sioux City and Denison, Iowa.
You can also search for a new job on the KELOLAND Employment page.
There are hundreds of jobs listed in everything from healthcare to housekeeping.