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COVID-19 Coverage: Job Recruiting Challenges

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says the pandemic has created new challenges for recruiting employees. She says many have moved to conducting interviews virtually or …

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, talks about the steps employers need to take if they learn an employee has been exposed. …

Abe McGull, attorney at law, says he and his wife have started biking during the pandemic as a new, healthy habit. He says taking time away from work helps him refresh and often provides a new …

Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager with HR Advantage, says the pandemic inspired changes in the workplace. She says trends of remote and flex work were increasing before the pandemic, but …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says unemployment levels are comparable to pre-pandemic levels. Trombetta attributes this to the diverse industry market in the …

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department clears up misconceptions they’ve heard from the public during the pandemic. Duration: …

Rusty Worley, executive director of the Downtown Springfield Association, says supporting local businesses is critical this holiday season. He says business owners’ response to the pandemic has …

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, discusses guidelines for small businesses to protect staff and customers while …

Are you holding back on marketing because of the pandemic? Independent consultants Mary Overbey, Damion Trout and Lucas Walker say that might be a mistake, but consider your ROI first. Duration: …

Jason, John and Jeremy Chapman, owners of The Acoustic Shoppe, say though the pandemic caused a financial downturn, they’ve turned hardships into advantages. Utilizing the PPP loans, focusing on …

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says being mindful has helped him deal with isolation during the pandemic. Find coping mechanisms that …

Clay Goddard, director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, says they’re very concerned with mental health factors related to the pandemic. Goddard says there are enhanced resources …

Jason, John and Jeremy Chapman, owners of The Acoustic Shoppe, say they have always sought ways to continue growth, first as a band, now as a business. Updating music lessons to include online access …

Chelsey Bode, President of Pearson Kelly Technology says low rural bandwidth has hampered remote work for some employees during the pandemic. She says a lighter workload on office equipment allowed …

Lynne Meyerkord, executive director of the AIDS Project of the Ozarks says the pandemic has forced them to make a lot of changes. She says their federal grant money is currently secure, but she’s …

Andy Drennen, founder of Blend For That says working the tea business with his wife has strengthened their marriage. He says their talents complement each other to achieve shared goals. Drennen is a …

Brian Fogle, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks says being able to help others who are hurting is his motivation in the midst of disruption. He says the beauty of the outdoors brings …

Singer-songwriter Justin Larkin says moving to virtual performances is similar to his busking days. He says services like Venmo and Virtual Tip Jar provide some income, but fall short of paying …

Lucas Walker, says business today is the same game with new rules. Walker, with independent consultants Mary Overbey and Damion Trout says now is the time to be flexible, evaluate what works and …

Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says he wishes there was a handbook for living in a pandemic. Ollis recommends treating others with grace, appreciation and maybe we’ll develop new ideas …

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