Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 7/14/2020

July 14, 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. 


Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 7/14/20




Jobs are up 2% over last week and up 23% from a month ago. Overall, jobs are still down 17% from pre-pandemic levels in early March.


As the pandemic carries on and new virus hotspots emerge almost daily, one thing is clear—Americans want and need to get back to work and plan to do so soon. Both workers and employers are coming to terms with the new normal and finding ways to operate in it.

  • 79% of laid-off workers need to find a job before the additional CARES Act benefits expire at the end of July
  • 57% of workers prefer a job that allows them to interact with people as long as they take the proper precautions
  • 31% of workers have switched the industries they’re searching or working in due to COVID-19




All industry data is from 3/2/20-7/14/20


Here are the latest numbers by industry:


Quick service restaurant (QSR) jobs are down 3% week over week, down 4% month over month and down 27% since early March.


Sit-down restaurant jobs are up 4% week over week, up 6% month over month and down 46% since early March.


Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 82% week over week, up 61% month over month and up 353% since early March.


Retail jobs are up 6% week over week, up 33% month over month and down 12% since early March.


Grocery jobs are flat week over week, down 2% month over month and up 13% since early March.


Hospitality jobs are up 13% week over week, up 17% month over month and down 55% since early March.


On demand jobs are up 3% week over week, up 36% month over month and down 30% since early March.


Convenience store jobs are up 5% week over week, up 12% month over month and down 14% since early March.


Healthcare jobs are up 2% week over week, up 6% month over month and up 12% since early March.



What’s happening across America


All state data is from 3/2/20-7/14/20


Where COVID-19 cases are declining


Vermont: In Burlington, retail jobs are flat week over week, up 33% from pre-pandemic levels. Sit-down restaurant jobs are slowly coming back, up 12% week over week, but still down 65% since early March.


Where COVID-19 cases are holding steady


Massachusetts: In Boston, retail jobs are up 8%, down only 2% from pre-pandemic levels. Grocery jobs are down 50% week over week, but still up 89% since early March.


New York: In New York, retail jobs are up 11% week over week, back to pre-pandemic levels. Grocery jobs are up 14% week over week and up 195% since early March.


Where COVID-19 cases are rising


California: In San Diego, hospitality jobs are down 25% week over week, down 92% from pre-pandemic levels. On demand jobs are down 30% week over week, down 25% since early March.


Florida: In Miami, hospitality jobs are down 8% week over week, down 83% from pre-pandemic levels. Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 22% week over week, up 67% since early March. 




Google searches for part-time jobs are up 3% last week, but still down 32% since early March.


The bottom line


When we started writing this report, we had no idea we’d be doing this for 15 weeks. As long as jobs are impacted by the pandemic, we’ll keep writing them. We’re coming to terms with this new, strange life we’re all living. If you’re still reading this report—thank you. What else would you like us to report on? Let us know at press@snagajob.com. We’d love to hear from you. 


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 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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