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.
Jobs are up 4% week over week, and down 32% from pre-pandemic norms in early March. While jobs are coming back, their growth is impacted by the rise in COVID-19 cases in a few key states.
This week is a mixed bag. Some brands are navigating more layoffs due to weak consumer demand. On the other hand, McDonald’s announced they’re hiring 260,000 people this summer.
In fact, 88% of businesses who normally do summer hiring plan to again this year. If you’re planning on hiring soon, here are a few ideas to help you get started:
Adding to the complexity is the varying COVID risk by location.
All industry data is from 3/2/20-6/23/20
Here are the latest job numbers by industry:
Grocery jobs are up 22% overall and flat week over week.
Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 183% overall and up 41% week over week.
Quick service restaurant (QSR) jobs are down 23% overall, flat week over week.
Sit-down restaurant jobs are down 45% overall, up 3% week over week.
Hospitality jobs are down 69% overall and up 1% week over week.
On-demand jobs are down 58% overall, up 9% week over week.
Retail jobs are down 37% overall, up 2% week over week.
Healthcare jobs are up 8% overall and flat week over week.
Convenience store jobs are down 25% overall and flat week over week.
What’s happening across America
All state data is from 3/2/20-6/23/20
This week, we’ve focused on Florida, Texas and Arizona because their COVID risk is on the rise.
In Daytona Beach, FL, hospitality jobs are down 100%, retail jobs are down 21% and sit-down restaurant jobs are down 57%.
In Houston, TX, hospitality jobs are down 80%, on-demand jobs are down 69% retail jobs are down 48% and sit-down restaurant jobs are down 51%.
In Phoenix, AZ, grocery jobs are up 86%, warehouse and logistics jobs are up 29%, hospitality jobs are down 77% and retail jobs are down 62%.
Michigan’s COVID risk is lower and they continue to manage the spread.
In Detroit, MI, grocery jobs are up 46%, healthcare jobs are up 13%, hospitality jobs are down 40%, sit-down jobs are down 35% and retail jobs are down 1%.
Google searches for part-time jobs are down 43% since early March and down 10% week over week.
The bottom line
The rise in COVID-19 cases in certain states has created a mixed bag of hiring trends across the country. Job growth is happening differently across industries and geographies.
As always, we continue to monitor the situation and talk to hourly workers and employers to see how they’re feeling.
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