- Feb 22, 2017
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- Midwest of America
Joey Holz, whose experiment went viral, told Insider he specifically applied to businesses that were publicly complaining of a worker shortage.
A worker in Florida applied to 60 entry-level jobs in September and got one interview.
On September 1, he sent job applications to a pair of restaurants that had been particularly public about their staffing challenges.
Then, he widened the test and spent the remainder of the month applying to jobs — mostly at employers vocal about a lack of workers — and tracking his journey in a spreadsheet.
Two weeks and 28 applications later, he had just nine email responses, one follow-up phone call, and one interview with a construction company that advertised a full-time job focused on site cleanup paying $10 an hour.
I found this interesting as my son has found much of the same problem. Lots of people advertising for help, but few of them seem to be hiring.