Employment specialists seek candidates for hard-to-fill light industrial and clerical positions
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 3, 2015)―QPS Employment Group, a staffing and recruiting firm with offices throughout the Midwest, has opened a new location in Springfield. This is the second office for QPS in Missouri. Springfield’s manufacturing and medical industries are a good fit for QPS, which specializes in filling light industrial and clerical positions and currently works with approximately 250 companies in the area.
According to a recent QPS survey of Midwest employers, more than half expect to
increase current staff levels. Of those openings, employers need to hire between one and nine employees. As Missouri’s unemployment rate is currently at 5.7 percent, QPS encourages applicants in the Springfield area to apply for a variety of open positions which pay above minimum wage.
“The employers in Springfield, like the rest of the Midwest, continue to have open
positions that are difficult to fill,” said Chase Baldwin, area manager for QPS. “From our survey and talking with area HR managers, we know that more than 50 percent of companies expect business to improve in the second quarter and therefore need more candidates to apply.”
The following are the Top 5 jobs that QPS needs applicants for throughout Missouri,
Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin:
4. Food Manufacturing
5. Machine Operators
1. Forklift Drivers
2. CNC Machine Operators
4. Machine Set Up & Maintenance
5. Quality Control
Those looking for work would benefit from meeting with employment specialists at
staffing firms like QPS, for the following reasons: specialists know how to open doors for candidates; they are experts at finding appropriate matches for candidates’ skills; and they keep all resumes active in their 1,500-company database.
QPS offers positions that are full-time, yet many start off as temporary, so that
employees can try out a company to see if they like the work they are doing before being permanently hired. Candidates can apply online at www.qpsemployment.com or by visiting the Springfield branch office equipped with user-friendly application kiosks that benefit those without computer access. When employment specialists find a match for an applicant’s skill set, the applicant is contacted immediately.
QPS places workers in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Candidates
with a high school diploma or GED and above are encouraged to apply because QPS has jobs to fill in all areas of employment.
The Springfield office is accepting applications Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there is no fee to job seekers for this service. The office is located at 1452 East Kearney Street and can be reached at 417-233-4101.
QPS was founded in 1985 and has more than 300 employees in nearly 50 office locations throughout the Midwest. QPS employs more than 6,000 associate employees each week in over 1,500 companies. QPS has earned a reputation for responding to both employees and customers, finding optimal employment for applicants and taking initiative to resolve customers’ staffing needs.