Rising Costs of Living Leave People Wanting Second Jobs

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newsIt can be hard enough to help someone find a job without working around a job candidate’s prior commitments.  But increasingly, recruiters may encounter people who are looking for a second job to supplement their income.

The cost of feeding and supporting a family is rising.   For a lot of people, this means trying to figure out how to keep up, and the best answer within their reach is to work more.  An article appearing in the Silicon Valley Mercury News by Dan Sewell and  Sarah Skidmore alerted readers to the rising costs of living.

Sewell and Skidmore point to many products besides gasoline which are costing American consumers more and more.

They identified some the Companies and products with rising prices as follows: Kimberly-Clark Corp. (Huggies diapers, Kleenex facial tissue); Procter & Gamble Co. (Pampers diapers, Gillette shavers); Unilever PLC (Dove soap, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream); Colgate-Palmolive (toothpaste, soap); and PepsiCo Inc. (soft drinks, Frito-Lay snacks).

This does not include products whose prices will soon increase.  Sewell and Skidmore suggest how things will change with Proctor and Gamble.  “P&G sees nearly flat growth in U.S. and other developed markets. However, it earlier raised Gillette blades and razors and Duracell batteries, recently announced hikes for Pampers, Bounty paper towels and Charmin toilet paper, and Thursday said the summer will bring higher prices for more products including Iams pet food and Head & Shoulders shampoo. P&G said it is also dialing up productivity to save money.”

As so many prices rise, surely recruiters will need to adjust to more demands from job candidates to find work that is able to help them meet their needs.

By Marie Larsen