Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 8/4/2020

August 4, 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 8/4/20

 

Highlights

 

Jobs are up 17% week over week, and up 29% since the Fourth of July. Overall, jobs are up 4% over pre-pandemic levels. There are two main factors contributing to job growth—many new roles have been created to address consumer preference and public health and safety (curbside pick-up, cart sanitization) and some industries have seen a huge spike in consumer demand (eComm, grocery). In fact, Amazon announced today that it is nearing 1 million employees.

 

The news of job growth is tempered by the fact that there are an unprecedented number of job seekers in the market currently. In February, there were 5.8 million unemployed people in the country. Today, there are 18 million unemployed people. It’s a tough environment for job seekers—there aren’t enough jobs to meet the demand. And it’s a critical reminder of the importance of extended unemployment benefits. 

 

Of those workers who were receiving additional CARES Act unemployment benefits, 61% are anticipating and planning on an extension, according to our recent survey. However, those workers are currently in limbo waiting for the government to announce the updated plan.

Jobs

 

All industry data is from 3/2/20-8/4/20

 

Here are the latest job numbers by industry:

 

Quick service restaurant (QSR) jobs are down 1% week over week, down 3% month over month, and down 27% since early March.

 

Sit-down restaurant jobs are down 1% week over week, flat month over month, and down 51% since early March. 

 

Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 137% week over week, up 516% month over month, and up 742% since early March. 

 

Retail jobs are up 1% week over week, up 27% month over month, and down 15% since early March. 

 

Grocery jobs are flat both week over week and month over month, and up 14% since early March.

 

Hospitality jobs are down 1% week over week up 20% month over month, and down 49% since early March. 

 

On demand jobs are up 36% week over week, up 52% month over month, and down 9% since early March. 

 

Convenience store jobs are up 1% week over week, up 10% month over month, and down 9% since early March.

 

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

What’s happening across America

 

All state data is from 3/2/20-8/4/20

 

New York: In New York City, hospitality jobs are down 3% week over week, and down 63% since March. Retail jobs are down 7% week over week, but down only 3% since March. On Demand jobs are up 36% week over week, and down 7% since March. 

 

Texas: In Austin, QSR jobs are down 4% week over week, and down 19% since March. Hospitality jobs are up 4% week over week, and down 61% since March. Convenience store jobs are down 11% week over week, and down 11% since March. 

 

California: In Los Angeles, hospitality jobs are down 6% week over week, and down 66% since March. Sit down restaurant jobs are down 2% week over week, and down 46% since March. On Demand jobs are up 161% week over week, and up 256% since March. 

 

Florida: In Miami, sit down restaurant jobs are down 2% week over week, and down 37% since March. Grocery jobs are down 6% week over week, but still up 67% from March pre-COVID norms. Warehouse and logistics jobs are down 44% week over week, but are still up 17% since March. 

 

Ohio: In Cleveland, grocery jobs are down 3% week over week, but are up 35% since March. Hospitality jobs are down 10% week over week, and down 67% since March. QSR jobs are up 6% week over week, and down 29% since March.

 

Workers

 

Google searches for part-time jobs are up 7% week over week.

The bottom line

 

We’re staying tuned in to economists, industry leaders and credible data sourcesincluding our ownand we’ll keep you informed as the job market evolves in the critical weeks ahead.

 

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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