If you ask Fox News and CareerBuilder.com
, the company that is making a lot of noise in the hiring department is Comfort Keepers, which has two regional locations in Northwest Michigan.
Fox News, during its morning show, Fox and Friends
, named Comfort Keepers as one of the top five companies in the country hiring in 2012. CareerBuilder.com named the company as one of the top 10 currently hiring in terms of numbers of job listings postings in September last year.
That's because, nation-wide, Comfort Keepers posted 2,100 jobs for new caregiver positions, and they're still growing. The local offices in Traverse City and Petoskey expect to hire at least 100 employees this year to fill open positions for homemakers, companions, drivers, personal care aides and nursing positions.
"We attribute the growth of our employee base to the immediate need of our services,” says Leslie Knopp, local owner. "Most people say they want to age at home. In-home care is a growing industry that will only show more demand as baby boomers look for someone to care for their parents and eventually, to care for themselves."
Founded in Springfield, Ohio and now with over 600 franchised locations around the country and more than 13 years of service, Comfort Keepers has earned the reputation of being a leading provider of in-home care for seniors and other adults. Approximately 25,000 caregivers and office employees work at the independently owned and operated offices in the U.S.
"We have developed a winning formula for recruiting people and that is one more reason we continue to grow," said Knopp. “We look for people who have a heart for serving others, we provide some of the best training in the industry, and we retain them because the work is rewarding and schedules are flexible."
Individuals interested in applying for a position at their local Comfort Keepers office can visit the Comfort Keepers employment center
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Leslie Knopp, Comfort Keepers