With Kentucky’s work search requirement for unemployment insurance benefits being reinstated beginning Sunday, May 9, the Kentucky Chamber released a list of open positions across the state Tuesday to help connect Kentuckians with employers.
As part of the Kentucky Chamber’s “Who’s Hiring” program, the state’s largest business association released a list of more than 2,650 current open positions from 130 different employers Tuesday ahead of Sunday’s change for unemployment insurance benefits.
The list details open positions sent to the Chamber since the beginning of April 2021 and includes listings from many different sectors as well as jobs with “fair chance employers” open to interviewing and hiring individuals in recovery or those who are formerly incarcerated.
“Who’s Hiring” launched in March 2020 to help highlight the many open positions in all areas of the state in the midst of the pandemic. More than 97,000 jobs have been posted on the Kentucky Chamber’s website over the last year.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had severe consequences for our state, citizens, business community and more. As we see success with vaccinations and begin to reach a new sense of normalcy, it is time to get Kentucky back to work. We support and appreciate the Beshear administration reinstating the work search requirement for unemployment insurance benefits as we believe it is a necessary first step toward recovering our workforce and economy. Our “Who’s Hiring” program seeks to connect companies with the employees they need and show Kentuckians many new opportunities exist. We look forward to brighter days for Kentucky as we work together to recover,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts.
The Kentucky Chamber encourages businesses to submit their open positions to be listed through “Who’s Hiring” and the organization plans to make even more improvements in the coming months to ensure the program is helping more Kentuckians get back to work in quality positions.