TUCSON, Ariz. - At KGUN9 we know the coronavirus won’t keep us down---so it’s time to prepare for the rebound---that’s the name of our project to recover our jobs and our lives.
For a lot of us--that recovery depends on getting a job, or upgrading to a better job.
Here’s more on where to find who’s hiring, and who’s training to help upgrade your potential.
You don’t have to catch coronavirus to feel it’s punch. It’s infected lives with jobs lost and educations disrupted. But jobs and job training are out there to help with your personal rebound.
COVID has drawn a line between two types of jobs---jobs where there is a surge of demand because of the virus---and jobs with lasting potential after the crisis has passed.
Think of how COVID has changed the way we live.
Grocery chains are calling for workers to bring in products, fill up the shelves and make home deliveries.
Warehouses want workers to prep deliveries and get them to you at home.
Pharmacies and medical operations are hiring.
There are really so many we need to refer you to kgun9.com for specifics.
And there are jobs not tied to the virus response with a chance to last past the emergency. Construction jobs are one example. Dan Sullivan of Pima County’s One Stop Job Center says One Stop can connect you with the training you need for a whole new career.
Sullivan says training providers like Pima Community College are working out how to deliver useful training and still maintain social distancing.
“So, you know, it could be a combination of online and then, you know, responsible lab work for stuff that that is hands on. And we've got really great commitments from the college, you know that they're going to roll that out to us.”
The first stop to tap into job help--- and food, housing and utility assistance is Pima County’s Displaced Worker Hotline at 520-724-5735.
Dan Sullivan says call-takers understand the urgency and the shock of what’s happening. Many of them helped people recover from the recession of 2008 and knew another could hit---so they took that experience and adapted it to our new world of social distancing.