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Essential Personnel is Helping Local Essential Businesses Stay Fully Staffed During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As more businesses throughout Nebraska temporarily close due to COVID-19, Essential Personnel is partnering with essential businesses, helping them hire the talented staff they need during these challenging times.

Many organizations remain open, while much of the nation is at a standstill. These organizations provide critical services and need workers in critical industries such as healthcare, medical supply manufacturing, and the food supply. The government has identified certain employment categories and their contributions as imperative to ensure these products and services continue to be provided to communities during the response to COVID-19.

As a leader in the staffing industry with 5 offices throughout Nebraska, Essential Personnel and their team of Employment Consultants are working relentlessly to keep these critical businesses and organizations running at full capacity. When the pandemic hit, all Essential Personnel offices quickly adapted to recruiting, interviewing, screening and making job placements with remote technology by taking online applications, phone and virtual interviews and meetings and onboarding electronically. Upon the COVID-19 onset, Essential Personnel added screening questions related to COVID-19 to minimize spreading the virus throughout the community, to their staff, and at their client locations. This necessary step was taken early on for the safety of everyone.

“I am very happy that Essential Personnel can be a resource during this trying time when our clients are having a difficult time staying fully staffed and job seekers are in need of work,” said Travis R. Powell, President of Essential Personnel. “Our team at Essential Personnel has been giving it their all, taking the extra effort, and working extra hours to make sure our clients’ job openings are getting filled with the best candidates possible. We are working to keep everyone employed throughout the state.”

In addition to providing workforce solutions, Essential Personnel had created a Community Resource during COVID-19 page for everyone in their communities to use during these different and challenging times. Because of the loss of jobs, working from home and the fear of the virus everyone’s lives have changed. This resource page includes topics such as Health, Children, Education, Remote Working, Finances, Food and Religion. These resources can be found at the following link.

The goal of Essential Personnel is to be a resource in the communities they serve to help companies, job seekers and their families. “Connecting Quality People with Quality Careers” is the motto Essential Personnel was created on and continues to live by today.