Ready to Work in 2021? PeopleReady Analysis Finds the Most In-Demand Temporary Jobs Hiring Over the Next 30 Days

Staffing leader’s analysis focuses on connecting people to jobs as full-time hiring slows

January 12, 2021

TACOMA, Wash.—Jan. 12, 2021—As job gains slow and the number of people filing for unemployment continues to rise, job seekers may find their next opportunity in temporary work. Staffing leader PeopleReady says that temporary jobs are in high demand right now—and to help connect people to the jobs, the company is releasing a list of the top temporary jobs hiring over the next 30 days. 

“The reality is that the full-time jobs many people have lost are the slowest to recover. Whereas, following an economic downturn, temporary jobs are added at a faster rate—meaning there are temporary jobs available right now to help job seekers start the new year off right,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady. “Temporary jobs can provide reliable and necessary income for job seekers while also offering them greater flexibility and freedom.”

PeopleReady compiled its list of the top temporary job opportunities for the next 30 days based on an analysis of thousands of job postings on its JobStack app, which enables companies to request help for their on-demand staffing needs 24/7 and allows workers to view and accept assignments in real time. Each of the following position types has thousands of available jobs posted in the next 30 days:

  • Construction and general workers (ex: foremen, helpers, flaggers, general workers)
  • Food processing and preparation workers (ex: cooks, food preparers, food assembly workers)
  • Manufacturing/production workers (ex: packagers, assemblers and fabricators, material handlers)
  • Sanitation workers (ex: janitorial workers, housekeeping, industrial cleaners)
  • Warehouse workers (ex: forklift operators, shipping/receiving workers, freight handlers)
  • Skilled trades workers (ex: carpenters, electricians, HVAC technicians, solar installers, welders)

To make it easier for job seekers to connect with thousands of available jobs, PeopleReady is holding a nationwide hiring event this week. PeopleReady has a variety of ways for job seekers to access potential job opportunities: via app (JobStack), online (www.jobs.peopleready.com) and in person (at all PeopleReady branches across the nation).

About PeopleReady

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform, PeopleReady serves more than 130,000 businesses and puts more than 300,000 people to work each year, operating more than 600 branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Learn more at www.peopleready.com.

Media Contact

David Irwin
PeopleReady Communications Director
dirwin@trueblue.com
630-453-1120

PeopleReady’s JobStack App Recognized for Tech Excellence in Staffing During Pandemic

Staffing leader’s app wins silver Brandon Hall Excellence Award for connecting people with essential work

December 14, 2020

TACOMA, Wash.—Dec. 14, 2020—In an unpredictable economy, connecting workers and companies quickly, easily and safely has never been more critical. In recognition of game-changing tech innovation, staffing leader PeopleReady has received a silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for Best Advance in Workforce Management Technology for its JobStack app.

PeopleReady’s JobStack app was honored with the highly coveted Brandon Hall Award for its innovative features and unique value proposition. JobStack’s cutting-edge platform has proven a vital tool for companies to scale their workforces in an uncertain business environment and for workers to connect to the jobs they need. 

“Technology is the great enabler of human capital management initiatives. It has never been more important than during this rapid evolution of remote work that challenged everyone to instantly adapt,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke. “Winners of Excellence in Technology Awards are critical drivers of their organizations’ success, especially in these disruptive times. Their solutions resulted in substantial benefit to their business and the human capital management function. That is the ultimate differentiator: the positive business impact of technology.”

With JobStack, companies can instantly select qualified local workers and manage their entire staffing process 24/7, including the ability to submit hours, rate worker performance and invite top performers back. And, upon completing PeopleReady’s onboarding process, workers can view assignments that match their skills, schedule and desired location. Workers are paid quickly and have the opportunity to update their profiles as they gain new skills and experience so they can see additional job options.

“PeopleReady is revolutionizing the on-demand staffing industry through our digital transformation, and JobStack is a crucial part of that effort. Connecting businesses and workers effectively and efficiently on a reliable platform has never been more important,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady. “PeopleReady is honored to be recognized for our staffing innovation and the value we provide to both job seekers and companies.”

PeopleReady’s JobStack has filled approximately 7 million shifts since its inception. Over 26,000 customers and nearly 90% of PeopleReady’s associates use JobStack, supported by a vast network of 600+ local PeopleReady branches across North America. 

About PeopleReady

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform, PeopleReady serves more than 130,000 businesses and puts more than 300,000 people to work each year, operating more than 600 branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Learn more at www.peopleready.com.

Media Contact

David Irwin
PeopleReady Communications Director
dirwin@trueblue.com
630-453-1120

Temporary Jobs Providing Crucial Safety Net in Covid Economy, PeopleReady Survey Finds

November 12, 2020

More than half of people taking temporary jobs have been affected by job loss, full-time employment elusive for many

TACOMA, Wash.—11/12/2020—As job loss continues to grip the nation and the full-time permanent job market struggles to recover, temporary jobs are proving to be a safety net for many people across the country, according to a new survey from staffing leader PeopleReady.

The PeopleReady survey found that 51% of those taking temporary jobs have experienced job loss (either themselves or a household member) in the past month, and 78% of them are also looking for a full-time permanent job but having difficulty finding one (67%). The overwhelming majority of respondents (79%) said that income from temporary jobs has become critical in maintaining their household budgets since the economic downturn.

“The full-time job market will take time to recover. Following an economic downturn, temporary jobs tend to return to the marketplace sooner,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady. “Temporary jobs are available now to connect people to work. Whether someone is out of work or looking to earn more money over the holidays, temporary employment can help.”

While the majority of respondents (67%) reported having more difficulty paying their bills since the economic downturn, nearly all of them (99%) said they rely on income from temporary work to pay for everyday household expenses, including rent or mortgage payments (43%), utility bills (15%), groceries (15%), car payments (7%), and other living costs (20%).

If they were unable to work, respondents reported their savings would last: one week or less (21%), 2–3 weeks (13%), 1–2 months (16%), 3–5 months (8%), 6–11 months (4%), a year or longer (4%). Many said they had no personal savings at all (35%).

“Job seekers who are struggling to find the kinds of full-time jobs they lost may want to consider a different approach,” added Owen. “Temporary jobs can help them bridge employment gaps, build new skills, and establish relationships with potential employers—all while providing much-needed income.”

PeopleReady has a variety of ways for job seekers to access potential job opportunities: via app (JobStack), online (www.jobs.peopleready.com), and in person (at all PeopleReady branches across the nation).

Survey Methodology

A SurveyMonkey survey of 1,749 temporary workers was conducted by PeopleReady between Sept. 7, 2020, and Nov. 6, 2020.

About PeopleReady

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly-skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform, PeopleReady serves more than 130,000 businesses and puts more than 300,000 people to work each year, operating more than 600 branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Learn more at www.peopleready.com.

Media Contact

David Irwin
PeopleReady Communications Director
dirwin@trueblue.com
630-453-1120

Are You Ready for the Holiday Rush?

See how the best way to ensure success during the holiday season is partnering with a staffing company for your seasonal staffing needs.

September 18, 2020

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Every year it seems time gets compressed. Summer is barely over and retail outlets are already pushing Halloween costumes and holiday decor. As premature as this may seem, you might also want to plan ahead if you have the responsibility for staffing your workplace during the holiday season. A little bit of foresight can help you avoid many headaches: unplanned calls-offs, leave without notice, office tensions when you have to decline time off requests…

How can I plan ahead?

Ask your staff to pencil in their vacations now so you can prepare. You can find ways to cover their workload while devising a schedule that ensures all permanent staff are supported. You want your team to have opportunities to use their hard-earned vacation, and you also want to safeguard that essential business support is available and your results won’t suffer.

The holidays are my busiest season!

When managing retail or a shipping and receiving operation, it may be unreasonable to grant ample time off during the holidays. This can be tricky as your existing staff wants to spend time with friends and family. In this case, communicate to the entire team clearly that working during the holidays is required. You can still make work a positive for your team by offering incentive such as higher pay for holiday work, time off by seniority, or implementing a lottery system and/or offering extended time off after the seasonal rush. Glassdoor offers more great suggestions to effectively manage employee time off so you can best position your business and your workforce for a successful season.

Consider a staffing partner.

Hiring temporary staff to provide coverage may be a great option for your company. If you’ve worked with temporary staff in the past who understand the fundamental job requirements for the staff they are covering for, invite them to come back and work with you! If you haven’t used temporary staff in the past, a strong way to ensure coverage is to work with a staffing partner who will take care of the recruiting and placement for you.

Find a staffing partner who will listen to your needs, has a background in recruiting for similar skill types, and offers a pool of trained candidates that can step in. They can ultimately provide relief for your permanent staff with as little disruption to your business as possible. Find out more about how a partner providing 24/7 support can work for you.

Holiday Help Wanted: How Retailers Can Staff for the Season

Preparing for the busiest season of the year starts with having the right staff to complete orders and keep customers satisfied. See how it’s done.

September 15, 2020

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For decades, Black Friday has been considered the peak buying day for the holiday season. But fewer shoppers are likely to be lining up outside stores after Thanksgiving dinner this year.  

Instead of expecting big holiday crowds battling it out over the season’s hottest items, the retail industry is revising their plans to account for the COVID-19 pandemic. Retailers will be limiting the number of shoppers in stores; some are cutting store hours during Thanksgiving weekend or closing altogether. 

Retailers were already expanding their e-commerce services prior to the pandemic due to consumer demand. As shoppers increasingly have turned to the internet to find even better deals than in-store bargains, there will be added pressure on retailers to hire staff who can fulfill these purchases.  

The evolution of consumer habits is one thing that retailers will need to watch for this holiday season. Another is the effect of e-commerce on the supply chain. Major delivery services including FedEx, the USPS and the UPS have experienced significant delays with the excessive number of packages being shipped, and retailers can likely expect service disruptions that may compromise their ability to get deliveries to shoppers on time.  

On-demand Staffing for the Holidays 

Retailers will be relying on thousands of additional workers at their fulfillment centers to process online orders, and with more e-commerce sales expected this holiday season, staffing is a critical need. It’s even more critical now as they look to speed up production and get inventory out fast given the increased sales volume and potential of delivery delays this season.

A 2019 Adobe poll of 250 HR professionals cited holiday seasonal hiring as the most stressful of all recruiting periods. 

During this tumultuous year, one of the most important lessons for retailers is the need to shift strategies and adapt to the current environment. Being flexible is key. Using an on-demand workforce can help retailers by streamlining the hiring process and allowing them to scale based on need. As the holiday season approaches, having the right staff to account for increased sales is important for earning and keeping customers’ trust.   

Preparing for the busiest season of the year starts with having the right staff to complete orders and keep customers satisfied. Contact us to find out how PeopleReady can help you with all your on-demand staffing needs during the holidays. 

Schwan’s Home Service Relies on JobStack’s Easy Setup and 24/7 Service

Schwan’s Home Service relies on PeopleReady’s JobStack app and its easy setup and 24/7 service to fill their staffing needs. See how we do it.

April 30, 2020

CHALLENGES

As the largest direct-to-home frozen food delivery provider in the United States, Schwan’s Home Services knows having reliable route delivery personnel is of paramount importance. JobStack has helped Schwan’s overcome the challenges of finding qualified workers, filling last-minute orders, and easy timecard approval.

USE CASE

Schwan’s Home Service uses JobStack as their mobile staffing solution partner because of how easy JobStack is to set up and use, and because they consider a local footprint and expertise as the most important features in a staffing partner. They also appreciate the ability to watch orders fill in real time, place orders after hours and rate workers and invite them back, as well as the flexibility to manage orders either on mobile or through the online portal.

RESULTS

Schwan’s Home Service has been able to achieve the following results with JobStack:

  • Job fill rate has increased by over 75% since using JobStack.
  • Orders are filled 50% faster by utilizing JobStack.

JobStack is a flexible workforce solution for managing your on-demand workforce anytime and anywhere. With over 40,000 active workers daily, you can connect with qualified talent immediately. Our solution was built with customers in mind allowing them to place orders from any device, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more at PeopleReady.com/JobStack.

“JobStack can be set up in just a few seconds. It is very important to me that I can see who is coming, submit hours and do everything right on my phone.”

Nate Sumpter, Logistics Manager, Schwan’s Home Service | Illiana

Thomas E. Keller Partners with PeopleReady for Transportation Services Staffing

PeopleReady helped Thomas E. Keller grow their team with workers who had the right skills to get the job done. See how we did it.

February 13, 2020

When Thomas E. Keller, a medium-sized national transportation services company, continued to sustain repeated business challenges, they partnered with PeopleReady to find the necessary solutions. Whether finding difficulty in facilitating workers quickly, implementing a supportive and responsive local service team, or hiring the right workers for the right jobs, PeopleReady was prepared to step in to help.

With over 25 years of experience in the staffing industry, PeopleReady was able to fully staff Thomas E. Keller’s operation and supply them with full-time workers in less than a year. These improvements transformed the business, with Thomas E. Keller sharing “PeopleReady is an important staffing partner in support of our critical business goals. They are able to effectively match the right workers for the jobs we need to fill. This saves our organization time, money and allows us to meet our project deadlines.”

In a recent third-party survey, the company rated PeopleReady “Best in Class” for their performance, ease of use, reliability, and customer support. In addition to the exceptional experience as a whole, Thomas E. Keller saw improvements in their worker retention rate, the ability to hire the right people for the right skill set, and found access to hires immediately and locally. Additionally, they reported improved work satisfaction among current employees.

As the largest industrial staffing company in North America, PeopleReady helped Thomas E. Keller grow their team with workers equipped with the right skill sets needed to get the job done and who were ready to get started from day one.

How CVS Found Success with JobStack’s 24/7 Order Placement

CVS needed a source of temporary labor and found success with JobStack’s 24/7 order placement. See how PeopleReady gave them support.

November 18, 2019

CVS needed a source of flex labor and found success with JobStack’s 24/7 order placement

CHALLENGES

CVS began looking for a staffing partner that could provide expertise in their specific industry and in their local markets. CVS needed easy access to a pool of qualified workers so it could have the right workers matched to the right jobs. On top of that, CVS needed to be able to request workers quickly and efficiently because schedules changed often.

USE CASE

After selecting PeopleReady as its staffing partner, CVS saw value in PeopleReady’s extensive network of local branches along with access to their mobile app, JobStack. JobStack allowed CVS to use PeopleReady to “supply flex labor as needed.” This is because JobStack makes it easy to place orders 24/7 while also improving order transparency. CVS needed a solution that brought the right quantity and quality of workers to get the job done well and on time, and JobStack delivered.

RESULTS

The easy access to workers through JobStack led CVS to rate PeopleReady better than the competition in technology, customer support, and performance. Since using PeopleReady and JobStack, CVS has been able to place orders quickly and gain immediate access to local hires. Using JobStack to place orders and find workers, CVS has seen its orders filled in one day. This has led to increased fill rates, where orders are filled with workers who are ready to get started on day 1.

JobStack is a flexible workforce solution for managing your on-demand workforce anytime and anywhere. With over 40,000 active workers daily, you can connect with qualified talent immediately. Our solution was built with customers in mind allowing them to place orders from any device, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Proof Wine & Spirits Enjoys the Flexibility JobStack Provides

JobStack helps Proof Wine & Spirit overcome the challenge of filling last-minute orders and gives them the ability to quickly approve timecards for temporary staff.

July 18, 2019

CHALLENGES

Proof Wine & Spirits is a small beverage business that has overcome the challenges associated with growth by using JobStack. They agree that JobStack helps them overcome the challenge of filling last-minute orders and gives them the ability to quickly and efficiently approve timecards for temporary staff.

USE CASE

Proof Wine & Spirits uses JobStack as their mobile staffing solution partner because of the flexibility JobStack provides either in the app or through the online portal. The features about JobStack that they love are that the app allows for easy ordering, gives them the ability to place orders after hours, and allows them to rate workers and invite them back.

“Often, we don’t know for sure if another staffer is necessary for next day until late in the afternoon. JobStack allows me to submit requests for a temporary staff during those critical hours without red tape or delays.”

David Ward, Director of Logistics at Proof Wine & Spirits

RESULTS

Proof Wine and Spirits selected JobStack as its mobile staffing solutions provider because JobStack has allowed them to be more efficient meeting their staffing needs as the company has grown. They have done this through taking advantage of these three JobStack features:

  • Ease of ordering
  • After hours ordering
  • Rating top workers and inviting them back

ServPro Partners with PeopleReady for Staffing Support

PeopleReady | JobStack has been instrumental in helping ServPro fill last-minute orders, and build the team they need quickly.

September 18, 2018

CHALLENGES

ServPro franchises across the United States respond to disasters of all kinds, 24/7.

ServPro Franchise #10512 selected PeopleReady | JobStack as a preferred vendor due to their ability to respond quickly and provide them the staff that they need at a moment’s notice through JobStack.

PeopleReady | JobStack has been instrumental in helping ServPro fill last-minute orders, and build the team they need quickly.

USE CASE

ServPro Franchise #10512 uses JobStack as their mobile staffing solution partner because of its ease of ordering, the ability to place orders after hours, and the ability to rate workers and invite them back, as well as the flexibility to manage orders either on their phone through the app or through the online portal.

“Our business is 24/7, and we have emergencies throughout the night on a regular basis, and to be able to send out the call for help to meet us on site in the morning, without having to wait until the next morning to call has been a game changer. Day or night, I can place an order for assistance. With JobStack each of our crew chiefs and managers can easily place an order at any time. They know the workers that they prefer to work with and can easily request them.”

Rachel Heffner, Administrative Director

RESULTS

ServPro Franchise #10512 has been able to respond to last-minute staffing needs much more efficiently since they started using JobStack. They have specifically achieved the following results since using the app:• Job fill rate has increased 26–50% since using JobStack.• They have filled orders 40–50% faster by utilizing JobStack.• They believe that the ability to fill last-minute orders is the most important feature in a staffing partner, and JobStack delivers.

ABOUT JOBSTACK

JobStack is a flexible workforce solution for managing your on-demand workforce anytime and anywhere. With over 40,000 active workers daily, you can connect with qualified talent immediately. Our solution was built with customers in mind allowing them to place orders from any device, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

PeopleReady specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600-plus branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 98,000 businesses and put more than 490,000 people to work in 2020.