It's time to get off the couch and get back to work.  Companies are hiring.  A lot.  Or maybe you are just looking for something new, well now is the time to find a new job.

If you have listened to I-Rock 93.5 over the last month (you better have) you have heard one of the many commercials for businesses in the Quad Cities looking to hire.  A year ago at this time those commercials weren't running.  The commercials a year ago were "if you're out of work and need help".  Now they are "we're hiring!" and that is so much better.

According to Wallethub, there are currently 9.7 million Americans unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic with an unemployment rate nationwide of 6%.  There were 547,000 new unemployment claims nationwide last week, which is a lot fewer than the 6.1 million during the same time last year.

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What does this all mean to you?  It means companies are hiring and that it's time for you to get back to work.

If you are in the restaurant field, there are plenty of places looking for help in Iowa and Illinois as things are open/open back up on both sides of the river.  Check out more on that here.

Now for all those you hear on I-Rock 93.5.

Timkin in Fulton is hiring over 100 positions at a job fair on Saturday, April 24.  Assembly, tool and die, finishing room, chain assembly, welders, press operators and more.  Apply early here.

ZCL Xerxes in Tipton has immediate full time, year round openings.  Apply today at zcl.com.

XPac in Milan has immediate openings on the first and second shift.  Apply online at xpac.com.

Tires-N-More in DeWitt is looking for tire technicians.  Experience is a plus but not required.  Call 563-659-8242 for more information and to apply.

John Deere parts and distribution center is holding a career fair on May 3 from 9-4pm.  John Deere is hiring 2nd and 3rd shift workers for their warehouse.  Apply in person at 1600 1st Ave. East in Milan.  John Deere is also looking for full time production assembly and weld positions in the Quad Cities.  Learn more here.

And an update, I should probably add in the jobs that we are looking for here at Townsquare Media.  Yeah, even we are hiring!  We need a sales person that can sell all the random stuff I come up with.  Oh, plus 97X, B100, KIIK 104.9 and ESPN 1170.  But you can focus on I-Rock 93.5.  Plus, Dwyer and Michaels are looking for a part time producer/digital content contributor/promotions assistant.  Check those out here!

These are just some of the many job openings around the Quad Cities.  Things are getting back to normal.  We're getting back to work.  Which of course will then give you money to get back to fun this summer.  Let's have some fun this summer.

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