As the people try to overcome the COVID pandemic and move forward, there is more demand than supply and this is driving prices up on everything all over the world. America is experiencing a temporary inflation as more and more people awake from a year of quarantine. Folks are buying, but the supplies are lacking and there is a critical shortage of workers.

Adding to the worker shortages, in America alone more than 700,000 have died from COVID. Thousands more won't get vaccinated and therefore can't go to work and breaking the camels back...Tuesday the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August. All of the above factors into a nationwide quit rate increase of 2.9% of the workforce.

For those of you looking for work, need a pay increase to feed yourselves and your families, there are plenty of opportunities. Courtesy of Indeed, below are several employers paying more than $15 per hour, offering fulltime positions, with benefits. These are good jobs with high wages and just the tip of the iceberg of the work available in Lake Charles alone.

Wastewater Plant Operator
Midwest Water Operations
Lake Charles, LA
$18 - $30 an hour - Full-time
Qualifications
High school or equivalent (Required)
Wastewater: 1 year (Required)
Driver's License (Required)
Wastewater Certification (Preferred)

Assistant Store Leader
Kroger
Lake Charles, LA
$50,000 - $60,000 a year - Full-time
Qualifications
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

FedEx Delivery Driver
KAP Logistics Inc
6013 Horseman's Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70615
$900 a week - Full-time
Qualifications
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Job-related driving: 1 year (Preferred)

Administrative Clerk
ELOS Environmental, LLC
ELOS Environmental, LLC in DeQuincy, LA 70633
$20 an hour
Qualifications
Education and Experience Required
High School Diploma or equivalent required
Office experience
Computer, typing, and internet navigation skills
Knowledge of administrative procedures

Wastewater Operator
City of Sulphur
Sulphur, LA 70663
$15.10 an hour - Full-time
Qualifications
Graduation from high school; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that would provide the following knowledge and abilities. Some knowledge of the operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment and machinery and of the processes involved in the treatment of wastewater.

Furniture Sales Associate
Home Furniture Company
1314 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601
$50,000 - $150,000 a year - Full-time
Qualifications
sales, 1 year (Preferred)

Safety Attendant
OnPoint
Lake Charles, LA
$16.00 - $16.50 an hour - Full-time
Qualifications
TWIC Card (Required)
Basic Plus (Required)
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma or GED.
1 – 3 months prior experience as a firewatch/holewatch/bottlewatch preferred.
Prior experience working in a refinery or petrochemical facility preferred.

Branch Manager Trainee
Orkin LLC
Lake Charles, LA
$65,000 - $75,000 a year - Full-time
Qualifications
High school or equivalent (Required)
Installation Cable Technician- job post

MasTec Advanced Technologies
MasTec
Lake Charles, LA
From $15 an hour - Full-time
Qualifications
Driver's License (Required)

Equipment Mechanic
Alliance Industrial Group/SMW Projects
2200 Bayou Dinde Pass, Westlake, LA 70669
$26 - $30 an hour - Full-time
Qualifications
Driver's License (Required)
US work authorization (Required)
High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Digital Sales Specialist
Lake Charles American Press News Media
4900 Highway 90 E, Lake Charles, LA 70615
$55,000 - $95,000 a year - Full-time
Qualifications
Associate (Preferred)
digital sales: 2 years (Preferred)
Driver's License (Preferred)

Truck Driver - No CDL Experience Needed - Paid OTR Training - Monthly Team
Driver Solutions
Lake Charles, LA
Bonus $75,000 1st Year Potential
From $0.55 per mile - Full-time
Qualifications
Team OTR drivers start at .55 CPM and begin earning .60 CPM after just 3 months experience. When you pair up with another driver, you'll also be eligible for our Team Performance Bonus of $2,000/month ($1,000/driver) each month you achieve 18,000 miles with no preventable accidents or CSA violations. That's $24,000/year ($12,000/driver) in extra earning power just for rolling team.

Waste Valet
Tote Away LLC
4650 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605
$20 - $25 an hour - Part-time
Qualifications
Truck or SUV with trailer
Valid driver’s license
Valid auto insurance
Smart phone
Ability to carry 50 pounds
Ability to climb up and down stairs

Alarm Technician
Secure24 ADT
Lake Charles, LA
$82,000 - $107,000 a year - Full-time, Part-time
Qualifications
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Driver's License (Preferred)

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