Snagajob Unveils Annual Research into Holiday Hiring and Gig Work
New Insights into the Largest and Fastest Growing Market for Hourly Work Shines a Light on the Future of the Growing Gig Economy
RICHMOND, Va., October 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With the holidays fast approaching, seasonal hiring is already in full swing. To prepare employers nationwide for soaring consumer spending, Snagajob, the nation’s largest hourly job platform, surveyed nearly 3,800 hourly workers and their employers to better understand their evolving pain points and their motivations for hiring during this pivotal season. The results were published in Snagajob’s annual Vacation Hiring Report.
Rising inflation has left 48% of hourly workers unable to pay their bills and make ends meet. At the same time, employers are still finding themselves short of staff and are turning to innovative methods of hiring in a competitive market for job seekers. During this year’s holiday rush, employers can use this report as a guide to inform their hiring strategies.
Key insights from the report include:
- 81% of holiday job seekers are already looking for a new position
- 50% of seasonal employees are interested in full-time positions
- 31% say they will use a seasonal position to test the company for a full-time position
- 56% of respondents will use their seasonal positions to earn pocket money
In addition to the key findings, the Snagajob report also highlights the importance of engaging construction workers during the busy holiday season. 83% of respondents said they would be interested in a flexible working arrangement. While the gig economy isn’t right for all businesses, it can be helpful for those with gaps in current employee schedules and low bandwidth to find, recruit, and hire full-time employees.
Shifts by Snagajob has proven more valuable than ever, tripling the number of shifts offered from 2020 to 2021 and planning to increase fivefold in 2022.
“As inflation continues to hurt people’s paychecks and bank accounts, the Shifts by Snagajob platform gives people the opportunity to bank overtime outside of their main job,” said Matthew Stevenson, CEO of Snagajob. “With Shifts, job seekers can choose when they work by setting their own schedule, how they work by choosing from a variety of positions, and ultimately earn more money.”
Shifts by Snagajob gives employers the advantage of hiring an employee for any agreed amount of time 一 from spot shifts to fast part-time, regular part-time and even full-time work. Each employee is compensated as an independent contractor. Shifts by Snagajob stands for flexibility, speed and great pay.
- Work on your own terms: Job seekers can take shifts as needed and according to their schedule. This allows job seekers to find a balance between another job, school, childcare, etc. Shifts by Snagajob promotes work designed to fit their lives – not the other way around.
- Quick Opportunities: With Shifts, there’s no need for notice. Jobs are available to choose from whenever the time is right – even if it’s at the last minute. Shifts are posted every day, throughout the day, so there are always opportunities to earn.
- A living wage: Shift workers are paid fairly (above minimum wage) and paid weekly for work performed. Market wages are anchored to from MIT living wage in 2021. If employees wish to be paid sooner, they can opt for Snagajob’s partnership with Zayzun.
Seasonal job seekers are looking for a new way to work, made possible by the booming gig economy and the willingness of employers to implement new strategies to hire and support their businesses.
To access the full report, visit https://www.snagajob.com/blog/post/holiday-hiring-report-2022-what-to-expect-and-how-to-be-successful. For more information on Snagajob’s resources for employees and employers, visit: https://www.snagajob.com/.
Snagajob is America’s premier marketplace for hourly work. We help make the world work by connecting more than 6 million hourly job seekers with 700,000 employers. We’re here to help people save time with innovation that makes hiring simple, intuitive and stress-free. A champion of hourly work, Snagajob brings new freedom and fulfillment to workers, while employers find and hire the best candidates quickly and easily. For more information, visit snagajob.com or connect via LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.