BJ’s Wholesale Club is holding a hiring event this weekend and  is looking to fill hundreds of positions across New York.

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If you or someone you know is looking for a job just go to the outdoor tent at any of the New York stores tomorrow Saturday, May 15 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to apply according to NEWS 4 (WIVB-TV).

Job openings include a variety of positions are available,  supervisors, cashiers, forklift drivers and more. For a full list of open positions, click/tap here.

$500 sign-on bonuses will be given to employees who stay in good standing for 90 days.

BJ’s has local stores in Allegany, Amherst, Batavia, Clarence and Hamburg.

This should be good news for those out of work but employers are finding difficulty in an ongoing effort to hire new workers, even though the nation’s unemployment rate sits at six percent.

Nearly 4.6 million workers exited the labor force during the pandemic, according to a Bank of America analysis. But it's thought the majority of those workers don’t plan to rejoin the labor force until the end of next year, according to Joseph Song, the leader of the effort, in a letter to clients.

He pointed to the enhanced unemployment benefits as a key indicator over why some jobless workers may not be returning to the labor force for several months, as President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue package offers $300 weekly unemployment bonuses through September. Song noted that Americans earning less than $32,000 prior to the economic crisis would be better off collecting unemployment benefits, rather than working, Fox Business reported.

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