Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 9/15/2020

September 15, 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 9/15/20

 

Highlights

 

Overall, jobs are up 5% week over week, up 6% month over month and up 2% since early March.

 

America’s economic recovery is slow, but consistent, with improvement in several promising spots this week. For the second week in a row, new jobless claims were under a million—the first time under the 1M mark in consecutive weeks since March. 

 

The delay of another federal stimulus threatens to limit the pace of the rebound. And though consumer sentiment remains well below pre-pandemic levels, consumer confidence posted its largest one-week jump in 11 years, according to Bloomberg. In fact, OpenTable reports that restaurant reservations have improved for a seventh straight week. 

 

The post-reopen economic recovery has lost a little momentum, but jobs are still coming back—and workers are more motivated than ever to get one. 

 

Jobs

All industry data is from 3/2/20-9/15/20

Here are the latest job numbers by industry:

Quick service restaurant (QSR) jobs are flat week over week, up 2% month over month and down 26% since early March.

Sit-down restaurant jobs are up 1% week over week, up 2% month over month and down 48% since early March.

Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 217% week over week, down 108% month over month and up 491% since early March.

Retail jobs are flat week over week, down 8% month over month and down 14% since early March.

Grocery jobs are up 2% week over week, up 26% month over month and up 43% since early March.

Hospitality jobs are up 2% week over week, up 2% month over month and down 46% since early March.

On demand jobs are up 3% week over week, up 18% month over month and up 9% since early March.

Convenience store jobs are up 2% week over week, up 4% month over month and down 15% since early March.

Healthcare jobs are up 1% week over week, up 20% month over month and up 32% since early March.

 

What’s happening across America

All state data is from 3/2/20-9/15/20

 

Dallas, TX: On demand jobs are up 42% week over week, up 6% since early March. Retail jobs are down 4% week over week, down 27% since early March. Grocery jobs are up 16% week over week, up 78% since early March.

 

Virginia Beach, VA: Retail jobs are up 26% week over week, up 36% since early March. Hospitality jobs are up 13% week over week, up 13% since early March. Sit-down restaurant jobs are up 9% week over week, down 37% since early March.

 

Miami, FL: Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 28% week over week, up 106% since early March. Grocery jobs are down 12% week over week, up 70% since early March. Hospitality jobs are up flat week over week, down 80% since early March.

 

Denver, CO: Retail jobs are up 2% week over week, down 28% since early March. QSR jobs are up 4% week over week, down 12% since early March. On demand jobs are up 18% week over week, up 251% since early March.

 

Workers

 

Google searches for part-time jobs are up 9% week over week, down 9% month over month and down 33% since early March.

 

The bottom line

 

As always, we’re staying tuned to economists, industry leaders and credible data sources—including our own. Plus, we continue to talk to hourly workers and employers to see how they’re feeling about the situation. 

 

We’ll keep you informed as the job market evolves in the critical weeks ahead with this weekly report and infographics.

 

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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