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PeopleReady has generated a Domestic and Canadian FAQs. To learn more click below. 

Domestic Associate FAQ

Canada Associate FAQ

Typical jobs and pay

PeopleReady specializes in filling a wide variety of general labor jobs, ones that typically require basic skills. Pay rates will vary from job to job, with most paying minimum wage or slightly higher. You will know the pay rate for every job before you accept it.


Holidays are typically not paid vacation days for employees. If you’ve been pre-dispatched to work on a holiday, any applicable state and/or federal wage laws will apply.

PeopleReady observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Branches are typically closed on these days. Check with your branch staff if you’ve been assigned to work on one of these days for any operational updates.


We offer a variety of health insurance plans that can work for you and your family. Your options include a Minimum Essential Coverage Plan that is coverage for preventive services and meets the individual mandate for the Affordable Care Act. We also have Fixed Indemnity Medical Plans that offer coverage for illness and accidents. For those that meet eligibility requirements we offer a Major Medical Plan that is comprehensive medical coverage and meets all requirements of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, we offer supplemental plan choices to include Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability, Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, and Short-Term Disability Insurance. Upon becoming a new associate for PeopleReady you will receive information on your benefit choices at the time of hire.

Receiving Job Assignments

  • Right match dispatch

    At PeopleReady, we match the jobs to the right workers. We do not have a "first-come, first-served" policy. Your chances of being assigned to a job are greater if you have a good attitude, maintain a neat and clean appearance, and dress for work with closed-toe shoes and long pants.

  • Job assignments

    When you are assigned to a job, you will be told what the job duties are, the location of the job site, the pay rate, and whether you will be required to use safety equipment. You are always free to decline a job for any reason. If you need an accommodation to perform the job duties, please let us know.

Getting paid

  • Work Today, Paid Today® – PeopleReady pioneered this pay model in 1987. Today, our associates have even more choices for how they are paid: direct deposit, Visa pay card, or check. Many of our positions still offer the benefits of daily pay, while some longer-term assignments have the option for weekly pay.
  • Other pay options: For most jobs, you’ll be paid on the same day, although some jobs may pay weekly. Ask your branch staff if you have any questions.
  • We offer pay cards and direct deposit for quick and easy payment. Our pay card works just like a credit card and doesn’t require you to have a bank account. Speak with branch staff to learn more about either of these options.

Make Sure We Can Reach You

Keeping info updated: It’s important to keep all your contact information updated. We want to put you to work, but we can’t if we can’t reach you. Do we have your most updated contact info, including email and mobile number? If not, contact your local branch to update.

Contact Your Branch


If you get hurt on the job, immediately report the injury to your site supervisor AND the branch staff. You can call Nurseline at any time (24/7) to speak directly to a registered nurse about your injury and for help in making the right decision in getting medical care. Note: For immediate medical attention, or life-threatening injuries, call 911. Ask your branch for more details about the program.

Not available in Canada.

Injury Procedures – could combine with Nurseline info

If you are injured on the job, follow these steps:

Call your PeopleReady branch immediately.

After hours, if you have a minor work-related injury that may not need full professional medical treatment, call Nurseline to speak with a registered nurse who can assess your condition: (888) 454-6272. Report the injury to your PeopleReady branch the next day.

If the injury is serious or life-, sight-, or limb-threatening, call 911 immediately and report the injury to the PeopleReady office as soon as you can.

Canadian injury procedures:

If you are injured on the job while working for a Canadian PeopleReady branch, follow these steps:

Advise your immediate supervisor and call your PeopleReady branch immediately.

If the injury occurs after branch hours, you can still call and leave a message with the Message Centre. Just use the same branch phone number. Report the injury to your PeopleReady branch the next day.

If the injury is serious or life-, sight-, or limb-threatening, call 911 immediately. Report the injury to the PeopleReady office as soon as you can.

Remember that PeopleReady has a strong return-to-work program for injured associates, and modified duties are available to you starting the next business day after any injury that allows for a return to work with restrictions.


ComplianceAlert is PeopleReady's confidential system you can use to report violations of the company's code of conduct policy. Code of conduct issues include:

  • Theft/fraud
  • Harassment and/or discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Safety concerns
  • Any illegal or criminal conduct

To report a violation, visit or call our hotline toll free at 855-70-ALERT

ComplianceAlert is only for reporting code of conduct violations. Do not use for concerns that are not related to our code of conduct, such as personality conflicts or performance issues. For such situations, please work with your local branch team.

Refer a Friend

At PeopleReady, we hire the best employees. That's why we need more people like you. Refer a friend to PeopleReady today! Contact your local office to learn more about referral programs they may offer.

WorkAlert Texts Keep You Updated

Sign up for WorkAlert to be notified about jobs and assignment details. Are you available for work? Now you can let us know by text! Just text the word WORK to 42800. A confirmation text will be sent back, and the branch will contact you when we have a job for you. Check-in does not guarantee employment. You must opt in to PeopleReady’s text messaging program to check in by text. Contact your local branch for details. WorkAlert is not available in Canada.

Sign Up for WorkAlert


Safety is our #1 priority -- we want it to be yours, too! You must wear and/or use any safety equipment that might be required by the type of work performed. Please call the branch immediately if the job is unsafe or different than the branch staff explained. Don't work in any job you feel is unsafe.

Training & Resources

Interested in learning a new skill or getting additional training? Here is a list of training resources where you can become certified or learn a new skill.  Many of these come in handy for PeopleReady jobs and can expand the types of jobs you're eligible for. Once you complete any training, let your local branch know so we an update your profile!

*Please note costs of training are not covered by PeopleReady.

Flagger Training

Visit your state's Department of Transportation website to learn more about the flagging programs offered and what training is required.

ATSSA Flagger Online Certification Course

Computer Training

Learn how to better use word processing or spreadsheet program through these free online courses:

Microsoft Productivity Programs

Alison Free Training Programs

Alison Touch Typing Training

Food Handler's Permit

Visit your state's Department of Health website to learn the training and test required for your Food Handler's Permit. It can also be called a Food Worker Card.

Build Your Resume

Need to update your resume? Not sure how to even build one? Check out these tips and free courses.

Writing a great resume using Microsoft Word

Tips for the Perfect Resume and Cover Letter

Tips for Making Your Resume Stand Out

Sample Resumes

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

This is an often mandatory requirement to wok at a port or in a maritime area. The certification is administered through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

TWIC Information

Enrollment Centers

OSHA 10 Training

Click the link below or contact your local branch for more information on OSHA 10 training!



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