Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 6/30/2020

June 30, 2020 Mathieu Stevenson

How COVID-19 is affecting hourly work

 

Snagajob is here to help you navigate the hourly hiring landscape during this pandemic. Our proprietary data gives us a unique perspective on hourly job trends and we can see how both workers and employers are responding in real-time. One of the most valuable things we can offer you is a view into these insights and hiring trends. We’re here to give you helpful context as you make business decisions. 

 

Highlights

 

Jobs are up 3% in the last week, up 18% in June and down 30% since early March.

 

Overall, jobs are returning. There are some starts and stops, though. COVID-19 cases are resurging in some areas, so there have been rollbacks on reopening where state and local governments are working again to flatten the curve. Across all hourly industries, businesses are eager to reopen and stay open. As the pandemic drags on, it’s critical to keep businesses viable.

 

Despite the discouraging news about the virus in the last few weeks, workers are looking for jobs as the added unemployment benefits of the CARES Act are set to expire soon. From our recent survey, we’ve found that 74% of unemployed workers plan to return to work ASAP and 82% of unemployed workers have already applied for jobs.

 

Jobs

 

All industry data is from 3/2/20-6/30/20

 

49% of employers say consumer demand is steadily increasing in the past two weeks as consumer confidence and the stock market have been on the rise. 

 

Quick service restaurant (QSR) jobs are down 1% week over week, up 2% in June and down 24% since early March.

 

Full service restaurant (FSR) jobs are down 9% week over week, up 1% in June and down 55% since early March.

 

Warehouse and logistics jobs are down 21% week over week, up 94% in June and up 123% since early March.

 

Retail jobs are flat week over week, up 15% in June and down 35% since early March.

 

Grocery jobs are down 1% week over week, down 16% in June and up 22% since early March.

 

Hospitality jobs are up 1% week over week, up 7% in June and down 67% since early March.

 

On demand jobs are up 5% week over week, up 17% in June and down 55% since early March.

What’s happening across America

 

All state data is from 3/2/20-6/30/20

 

Where COVID-19 cases are declining

Connecticut: In Hartford, grocery jobs are up 9%, hospitality jobs are down 57%, warehouse and logistics jobs are up 189% and retail jobs are down 25%.

 

Where COVID-19 cases are holding steady

Maryland: In Baltimore, grocery jobs are back to pre-pandemic levels, QSR jobs are down 14%, FSR jobs are down 54% and retail jobs are down 43%.

 

Tennessee: In Knoxville, grocery jobs are up 81%, hospitality jobs are back to pre-pandemic levels, FSR jobs are down 49% and retail jobs are down 11%.

 

Where COVID-19 cases are rising

Texas: In Houston, grocery jobs are up 130%, hospitality jobs are down 62%, warehouse and logistics jobs are up 16% and retail jobs are down 45%.

 

Florida: In Miami, convenience store jobs are down 33%, grocery jobs are up 54%, hospitality jobs are down 77%, warehouse and logistics jobs are up 28%, QSR jobs are down 47% and retail jobs are down 74%.

 

Arizona: In Phoenix, grocery jobs are up 91%, healthcare jobs are up 8%, hospitality jobs are down 78%, warehouse and logistics jobs are up 386%, QSR jobs are down 14%, FSR jobs are down 44% and retail jobs are down 61%

 

Workers

 

Google searches for part-time jobs are up 10% week over week, but still down 28% since early March. Full-time job searches are up 6% week over week, down 6% since early March.

 

 

The bottom line

Consumer confidence rose in June as restrictions were lifted and more businesses reopened to the public. It will be interesting to see what happens in July as the number of COVID-19 cases rise in certain areas of the country and others roll back their reopening plans as a precaution.

As always, we continue to talk to hourly workers and employers to see how they’re feeling about the situation. You can find that information in our weekly COVID-19 infographic.

 

About the Author

Mathieu Stevenson

Mathieu Stevenson is the Chief Executive Officer of Snagajob. Appointed in 2019 after previously serving as Snagajob’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mathieu and his team are focused on using data and AI to realize the vision of becoming the first truly on-demand platform for hourly work, instantly connecting millions of hourly workers with hiring employers. Mathieu brings deep technology and marketplace experience across venture owned and public companies, including leadership roles at McKinsey & Company, HomeAway Inc (NASDAQ: AWAY), and most recently, Blucora Inc (NASDAQ: BCOR) where Mathieu served as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer. Mathieu and his wife Catie have three active, young boys. The family is enjoying their new home and community in Richmond, VA. Mathieu is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he received his Masters of Business Administration. His first hourly job was as a lifeguard.

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