Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 7/28/2020

July 28, 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 7/28/20

 

Highlights

 

Jobs are down 2% since last week, but up 21% since last month. Overall, jobs are down 13% from before the pandemic. 

 

With Congress still deciding what will be in the second stimulus package, and coronavirus cases rising across the country, things are challenging. There are only 6 million job openings and 18 million unemployed Americans, most of whom are living paycheck to paycheck.

 

Right now, we expect jobs to remain relatively stable. We also anticipate the second stimulus will pass before the current benefits lapse to avoid both individual and economic hardship that would be tough to recover from.

 

Our recent survey findings revealed that: 

  • 61% of workers receiving additional CARES Act unemployment benefits are anticipating and planning on an extension
  • 21% of workers are worried about losing their jobs again

Jobs

All industry data is from 3/2/20-7/28/20

 

Here are the latest job numbers by industry:

 

Quick service restaurant (QSR) jobs are down 1% week over week, down 2% month over month and down 27% since early March.

 

Sit-down restaurant jobs are down 1% week over week, up 7% month over month and down 49% since early March.

 

Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 59% week over week, up 501% month over month and up 605% since early March.

 

Retail jobs are down 5% week over week, up 27% month over month and down 16% since early March.

 

Grocery jobs are down 2% week over week, down 6% month over month and up 14% since early March.

 

Hospitality jobs are up 3% week over week, up 20% month over month and down 49% since early March.

 

On demand jobs are down 5% week over week, up 33% month over month and down 27% since early March.

 

Convenience store jobs are up 4% week over week, up 14% month over month and down 10% since early March.

 

Healthcare jobs are up 2% week over week, up 8% month over month and up 15% since early March.

What’s happening across America

All data is from 3/2/20-7/28/20

 

Los Angeles, CA: Retail jobs are up 15% week over week, down 30% since early March. Hospitality jobs are up 8% week over week, down 60% since early March. Sit-down restaurant jobs are down 2% week over week, down 45% since early March.

 

Houston, TX: Hospitality jobs are down 13% week over week, down 63% since early March. Retail jobs are down 13% week over week, down 44% since early March. Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 6% week over week, up 21% since early March.

 

Chicago, IL: Retail jobs are down 10% week over week, down 23% since early March. Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 252% week over week, up 426% since early March. Grocery jobs are down 9% week over week, down 15% since early March.

 

Lexington, KY: Retail jobs are down 18% week over week, down 5% since early March. Sit-down restaurant jobs are down 10% week over week, down 33% since early March. Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 29% week over week, up 43% since early March. Hospitality jobs are down 10% week over week, down 40% since early March.

 

Workers

 

Google searches for part-time jobs are down 1% week over week, down 21% month over month and down 25% since early March.

 

The bottom line

 

We’re watching everything unfold with you. We’re staying tuned in to economists, industry leaders and credible data and we’ll keep you informed every week. 

 

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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