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More job opportunities arise in Abilene after the pandemic

ABILENE, TX (KTAB/KRBC) – During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been forced to rethink their jobs, change careers, or have simply been laid off due to the state of the economy. Now, more than two and a half years after the United States declared disaster over COVID-19, employers who lost employees are working to hire more employees this fall. Abilene is also welcoming new businesses to the city, increasing the number of available positions.

For military wife and mother, Chelsea Phillips, finding a job that meets her needs as a mother has proven difficult. Unable to work normally 9 to 5, she said she applied for more than 200 jobs in the past year. None of them, so far, have been able to integrate perfectly into his family life.

“You know how people browse Facebook? I flip through LinkedIn,” Phillips illustrated.

Director of Business Services at Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas, Bill Dean updated KTAB/KRBC on new opportunities coming to the city.

Dean said companies are looking to “add employers or just replace employers who have been released during the pandemic. So yes, we have quite a few employers contacting us and other agencies seeking to fill these positions.

As for experience, Dean mentioned that candidates don’t necessarily need to have specific experience to apply for these new job openings. Along with the ability to want to learn and soft skills – many of these technical skills are teachable.

With new opportunities in Abilene, Phillips said she’s optimistic she’ll soon find the perfect job to fit her life.

For more information on career opportunities in Abilene. Click here to visit the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas website to view open job opportunities.


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