Hospitality: Finding the Right Job for You

The hospitality industry has a wide range of job opportunities available from entry level to experienced. See how you can get your foot in the door or advance your career!

January 1, 2021
Illustrations of three hospitality workers

Sprawling ballrooms. Cheering crowds. Last-minute reservations. Perfectly-placed parsley. Hot towels, mud masks, and iced water. What do all of these things have in common? They’re all different aspects of the hospitality industry. While a fanatic crowd might be very different from a tranquil spa, they both fall into the realm of hospitality work and are perfect examples of the field’s diverse jobs. Which setting do you prefer, and what’s the right hospitality job for you?

You’ll find hospitality workers in hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, theme parks, stadiums, theaters, and casinos. While many are customer-facing like reception, ticketing, and hosting, there are behind-the-scenes positions like sales, kitchen staff, and cleaning. Hospitality has a wide range of opportunities from entry level to highly experienced, which means there are ample opportunities to get your foot in the door or advance in your already successful career.

What are some of the jobs PeopleReady connects workers with?

Housekeepers

As the person setting the scene for guests to come, your primary focus is getting guests’ rooms and the areas they’ll be staying in tip-top shape. Creating a welcoming space isn’t easy for everyone, so take those hours of interior decorating and makeover TV shows and put them to use! Some housekeeping responsibilities include:

  • Making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls.
  • Cleaning areas as assigned by supervisor.
  • Vacuuming rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies.
  • Dusting and polishing furniture and equipment.
  • Washing windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork.

Culinary Staff

A delicious meal can make a huge difference to any experience. You might start by preparing the food—chopping and dicing to make sure the meal service runs smoothly. You could be cooking – roasting, frying, sautéing, and basting each dish to perfection. Your duty may be plating the food that makes people happy. Or, you might be helping to ensure the kitchen is a safe, organized place to ensure freshness and quality. All are vital in a great dining experience for guests – regardless of whether you’re serving fried pickles or filet mignon. Some culinary staff responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and cooking food according to recipes.
  • Observing and testing foods to determine if they are cooked sufficiently.
  • Storing food at correct temperatures in order to ensure freshness.
  • Utilizing blenders, cutlery, and ovens to prepare food.
  • Making sure the area is clean and all quality and sanitation standards are met, including cold and hot storage.

Event Staff

There are many arms of hospitality in events and venues. Event day can look different for each type of occasion, but one thing that remains consistent is the need for self-starting, adaptable people who enjoy being in the heart of activity. Some event staff responsibilities include:

  • Greeting customers and taking orders for food and beverages, as instructed by supervisor.
  • Taking pride in the details of customer service.
  • Ensure departments are fully stocked with food, drinks, utensils, glassware, paper products.
  • May conduct transactions by accepting payment by cash, check, credit or debit cards, vouchers, then issuing receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
  • Assisting with event setup, cleaning, and dismantling, based on requests from supervisor.

More about Temporary Work

From property managers to janitorial associates to cooks to event concession associates, we help people looking for jobs in exciting industries when you want them and where you want them. Hands-on experience in different roles can be a major asset when job searching as well: a report from the American Staffing Association shows that 9 out of 10 people who worked with a staffing agency say that temporary work made them more employable. We have opportunities to gain experience in a number of careers you’re passionate about and give you access to jobs easily, through over 600 local branches and our easy-to-use, mobile app JobStack!

Do you think you have the right chops for hospitality?

5 Signs You’re Meant to Work in Hospitality

If you have these five qualities, you might be the perfect fit for a job in hospitality. Plus, see what work opportunities we have available.

December 7, 2020
hospitality industry

The hospitality industry is all around us and probably responsible for many of our greatest memories. A family vacation. A trip to a theme park. A championship game. Consider this: a team of talented workers behind the scenes and on the front lines makes these experiences possible. Have you thought about becoming one of the workers who help make these unforgettable experiences come to life? If these 5 qualities sound like you, PeopleReady thinks might be the perfect fit for a job in hospitality:

1. Routine bores you.

If you don’t enjoy knowing what every hour of your day will look like when you get to work, you belong in a role that keeps you guessing. Although not every day is a roller coaster ride, you can expect to adapt and reprioritize your to-do list, whether you’re working with families on vacation, thousands of attendees at the season’s championship game, or a restaurant full of hungry patrons. No two days will be identical, and you’ll learn how to adapt to whatever surprise pops up.

2. Sitting down all day doesn’t appeal to you.

For some workers, a desk job is a dream: You enjoy your comfy chair and stay put all day. For others, the idea of being locked into one spot for a workday is unbearable. Hotel and resort workers, even staff, and restaurant personnel—just to name a few of the many hospital roles—spend most of the day on their feet.

3. You’re a people person.

A bad customer experience leaves a lasting impression that you won’t soon forget. A great customer experience is just as memorable, only we don’t often talk about it as much. Those great experiences usually involve workers who fit the label “people person.” They’re personable, able to keep conversation flowing, make the customer feel like they’re the most important person in the room, and energized by these interactions. Dealing with customers all day isn’t an easy task, but anyone who thrives in this situation belongs in hospitality, where customer service can make or break a business.

4. You can multitask.

Multitasking is essential in almost every job today, but not every job requires you to keep track of so much while you’re on the move. For example, a hotel clerk might be checking in new guests and handling requests from current guests at the same time—all without forgetting any of the necessary details. In hospitality, everything on your to-do list feels urgent—and it probably is—but the ideal worker knows how to cross off each item in an order that leaves everyone happy.

5. Calm is your middle name.

You’ve probably gathered that working in hospitality is a busy, sometimes hectic, endeavor. Nothing is more welcome in those high-energy moments than someone with a level head. Not everyone has the ability to stay calm when they’re facing a long line of customers. If you have a reputation for keeping your cool when most people can’t, you possess a valuable skill.  

Find Work While Staying Safe with JobStack

With JobStack, you have safe, convenient 24/7 access to the work you need. See how we can connect you with jobs in retail, hospitality and more!

August 4, 2020

During these unprecedented times, you likely have health and safety concerns as you look for work. You want to provide for yourself and loved ones while also staying protected. PeopleReady is here to help you navigate the current environment so that you can find work quickly and safely.

That’s why we encourage you now more than ever to take advantage of our mobile app, JobStack. With JobStack, you have safe, convenient 24/7 access to the work you need. You can complete the entire onboarding process—including registration and submitting your application—from the comfort of your home, which means that you reduce the number of touch points in finding your next gig. Enter your preferred work location, update your qualifications, accept work, and submit ratings—all directly through the JobStack app!

What are some other benefits of using JobStack to find work?

JobStack lets you find the work you want, when you want it. We have over 19,000 companies looking for workers like you on JobStack. From hospitality to retail to general labor, JobStack has opportunities spanning each of these areas and much more. Plus, the more you use the app and more skills you gain, the more jobs come your way.

Download JobStack today to find work while staying safe with PeopleReady.

The Top Winter Jobs for Events Workers

Connect with PeopleReady so you can find jobs at some of the biggest events in the world. Here are our top jobs for event workers.

January 16, 2020

In some areas of the country, the sun continues to shine and events continue outdoors. In other places, people gather inside to escape harsh winters. Wherever you are, there are opportunities for you to put your skills to work and continue adding to your professional abilities. The world of winter work is full of options for job seekers looking to get involved in the exciting and diverse industry of events and venues. 

Whether taking on a shift at a concert hall for a rock band or helping at a corporate conference, hospitality is at the center of each of these events. You can easily access all of these shifts from our mobile app, JobStack, which gives you access to jobs near you that fit your skillset and capabilities. Even better, you can view and accept jobs 24/7 – meaning you have eyes on openings at all times, all from the convenience of your cell phone!

Here are some of the top winter jobs that PeopleReady associates have access to:

Event Staff

The interesting thing about working events is that they’re never quite the same. One day you might be helping set up a stadium for your favorite sports team and the next day decorating an auditorium for a gaming convention. No matter what the event, it’s crucial to have workers with a “get up and go” attitude, who are great self-starters, and thrive being in the thick of activity!

Culinary Team

Another aspect of events staffing is the much-appreciated food services team. A great food offering is important for any type of experience and there are many different roles for providing this. You could be helping prepare the food to be cooked, doing the actual cooking, or setting up catering service for buffet-style dining. You might be working behind a concession bar, handing out tasty treats and drinks to eventgoers. Or you could be part of the very important team keeping the food service areas clean and up to health code standards for the safety of the guests. No matter what, your role is vital in making guests feel comfortable and full!

Housekeeping and Guest Experience Experts

These are the workers making sure rooms and facilities are clean, welcoming, and reflective of the company you’re working for. Your duties include ensuring the space and place feels comfortable and enjoyable—and not to mention sparkling clean. If you have a knack for design, cleanliness, and attention to detail, the hospitality industry could use your abilities.

These are only a few of the many, many positions available in the events industry and we’re constantly looking for great people to help great customers. With the help of JobStack, not only will can you easily find the jobs you’ve been looking for, but you’re also able to get the hands-on experience you’ll need if you decide to make a career out of a temporary work situation. Find jobs today with PeopleReady and JobStack and get involved in the world of events and venues!

Ready to find the jobs you want, where you want them? PeopleReady has you covered.

3 Reasons You Want a Career in the Skilled Trades

Those with career and technical educations are even more likely to be employed than those with academic credentials. Let’s look at a few reasons why the skilled trades are a worthy career route.

January 15, 2020

It’s clear that there are benefits of continued education beyond high school: greater employability, increased average income… but what may be less apparent is that an advanced degree doesn’t always equate to a Bachelor’s or attending a 4-year college program. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education reports that those with career and technical educations are even more likely to be employed than those with academic credentials. More and more, the opportunities in the skilled trades are being highlighted while more companies try and recruit new talent in joining the industry.

PeopleReady looks at a few reasons why the skilled trades are a worthy career route:

The demand is high.

With many of the Baby Boomer generation retiring out of their trades roles and more projects starting that require construction workers, welders, plumbers, electricians, and other specialists – the demand for skilled craftspeople is high. Now, 70 percent of construction companies throughout the nation are struggling to find the workforce they need. The U.S. Department of Education reports an expected 68 percent more job openings in infrastructure-related fields over the next five years and the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates one-third of new jobs will be in construction, health, and personal care. That’s a lot of jobs in the skilled trades that need skilled craftspeople. There are more jobs than workers in the medium-skill level, which isn’t the case for high-skill and low-skill work.

Source: National Skills Coalition

The pay is competitive.

For many areas in the skilled trades, tradespeople are likely to see a quick and strong return on investment. Consider the significant debt the majority of college graduates carry along with two additional years of schooling before getting to work; then compare to those pursuing a vo-tech or trade school degree who begin making money earlier, with less debt. The cost difference is noticeable.

Source: College Board Statistics

The jobs are important.

Concern over our country’s infrastructure has been mounting for years. And without skilled tradespeople to improve things, it will only get worse. Grant Will, a student of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, saw the benefits of the trades and says “We are the backbones of America, nothing starts without us, from the molds that make your car parts to the tools to make your clothes.” 

When asked why they chose the skilled trades, 52 percent of millennial electricians decided to enter the field for the technical involvement and problem-solving aspect, half state job security as a motivator, and another half see how jobs in the skilled trades help solve everyday challenges and make a difference in people’s lives. The work accomplished in the skilled trades industries isn’t just paramount in our nation’s growth and progress, it’s also giving people job satisfaction, flexibility, and a chance to live life out from behind a desk.

Interested in exploring the skilled trades? Or are you a skilled trades professional ready to find opportunities that meet your potential?

Connect with your local PeopleReady branch representative about potential opportunities and how to get started in the right direction.

8 Major Moments in Gig Economy History

Tech advances have allowed people to be constantly connected at any time, making the job search and hiring new staff seamless and immediate. See the history of the gig economy.

January 13, 2020
gig economy history

Finding work looks very different than it did 20, 10, even 5 years ago. You can open an app on your phone, look for jobs, and with the tap of a button have your next work schedule. Or drive your own car around town, dropping off and picking up people, food, and things to make money. Or visit the same job site for a few weeks to learn new skills and network, then move on to the next once that job is over. While many of these trends and methods are new, the gig economy has been around for ages.

British historian Tawny Paul explains that “Prior to the industrialization in the 19th century, most people worked multiple jobs to piece together a living.” Sound familiar? Many modern-day workers choose a mix of roles, tasks, and jobs to make ends meet, supplement their income, and help toward savings.

There are plenty of other jobs that have been around for years, but maybe not viewed or defined as gig work. Some of them are nannies or childcare workers, truck drivers, drivers and taxi services, personal shoppers, and couriers – but when looking at the core of how the job is structured, we’re looking at traditional gig work.

Tech advances have allowed people to be constantly connected, at any time, making the job search and hiring new staff seamless and immediate. But gig work has been available on the internet long before apps like JobStack and DoorDash. PeopleReady explores the timeline:

Earlier in history:

Researchers have compared gig work to piecework, a work payment structure in which jobs are broken down into smaller tasks or done by multiple people. This method of work has been around for hundreds of years.

1915: Jazz musicians used the term “gig” for “job” confirmed in 1915, but potentially as early as 1905

1940s: World War II prompts opening of the first large companies promoting gig-type work, offering temporary labor to businesses needing to fill workforce gaps

1995: Craigslist is introduced, providing local San Francisco-based online classifieds devoted to jobs, items wanted and for sale, gigs, services, resumes, housing, and more. The service has now expanded to cover 70 countries.

1999: The freelancing website Elance, now known as Upwork, launched – allowing freelancers to use the internet to find new projects and clients.

2008: Airbnb launches, allowing people to rent their homes to guests – giving them the opportunity to play hotelier for one night or 365.

2009: The ridesharing app, Uber, is released and lets people drive their own vehicles to taxi customers from point A to point B.

2012: Lyft joins the rideshare market and expands quickly over the next few years to rival Uber

2014: In the U.K., employees are granted the right to request flexible work after continuous full-time employment of 26 weeks – these shifts continue to vary across the globe

Now:

36 percent of U.S. workers take part in the gig economy, Gallup defines this as having “an alternative work arrangement as their primary job”. That adds up to roughly 57 million Americans, up from 53 million in 2015. The number of people in the gig economy is only expected to increase to 43 percent by 2020.

Become a PeopleReady associate and find jobs that fit your needs here

Are You Blue-Collar Material?

We will always need tradespeople who add the human touch to the everyday, and in so doing leave a little of themselves in their work. Learn more about working in the skilled trades.

October 8, 2019
Signage for the Rose Bowl

Here’s a label you won’t find on a product: “Proudly made by robots.” No matter how well a machine makes something, we place more value on things made by hand because we can connect with and appreciate the skill it took to make them.

It’s a persistent affirmation for a species built to work. We desire work that provides a path to master our individual talents and contribute to something meaningful along the way. For many, that means working under the open sky or outside the confines of an office, tools in hand, solving problems with sweat and skill, doing work that blends the edge of craftsmanship with art.

While not everyone is blue-collar material, many who choose college over the trades, hoping it will open a door to a financially rewarding career, incorrectly assume that skilled trades careers don’t pay as well. While many college degrees certainly provide good pay, many do not bring the equally rich reward that comes from working with your hands.

The college myth is contributing to an acute shortage of skilled trades workers. Skilled trades pros are retiring in numbers larger than the number of younger workers joining the trades to replace them. That growing shortage could mean 3 million skilled trades jobs go unfilled by 2028.

For these reasons, PeopleReady Skilled Trades is proud to be part of Generation T, a movement rekindling career interest in the skilled trades by exposing young workers to the benefits of blue-collar careers. PeopleReady Skilled Trades pros were on hand at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, where 300 high school students picked up tools to build bunk beds for orphans. And at Milford High School near Boston, Massachusetts, where more than 100 high school students built dog houses for a local animal shelter.

Those experiences are as rewarding for the PeopleReady Skilled Trades team as they are for the high school kids. Many of our pros have decades of experience in the trades and work with highly skilled craftspeople every day. But they rarely have the opportunity to see that spark in the eyes of a young worker who picks up a tool for the first time and builds something with his or her hands.

It’s an important moment that occurs in the trades but is largely absent in a corporate or office environment. Passing a trade from one generation to the next is a tradition as old as civilization. For those outside the trades, it’s easy to underappreciate how a master stonemason deftly twists a fiddle string knot onto a nail to tighten a string line, or how a journeyman carpenter quickly and accurately lays out a stair stringer with a framing square. Making it look easy takes skill and years of practice, but it starts with someone showing you how.

When a pro retires today, a lifetime of skills go with that pro—skills that are lost if not passed on to younger people in the trades. And while automation and the evolution of tools help us work more efficiently, we will always need tradespeople who are masters of those tools—those skilled pros who add the human touch to the everyday, and in so doing leave a little of themselves in their work, connecting each of us with their skill.

3 In-Demand Jobs in Skilled Trades

These are 3 skilled trades jobs that will grow in demand over the next decade and be great career paths to pursue.

April 26, 2019
Three workers at different skilled trade jobs

Today’s students are more likely to have their eyes on four-year colleges and the jobs that come along with them than they are to think about vocational programs and careers in the skilled trades. This trend isn’t new, but it’s leading to a new problem: a shortage of workers.

According to data from the Construction Labor Market Analyzer (CLMA), the cause of this shortage is easy to explain but it will take some effort to solve. Today’s skilled trades workforce is declining due to retiring craftspeople and post-Great Recession career switches. With the last wave of Baby Boomers set to retire in 2029, the labor shortage is prime to take another big hit. Meanwhile, the journey to become a seasoned professional is a multi-year process. If too few people join the industry, the retirees will outpace the new talent.

This creates an opportunity for craftspeople who want to find jobs that are in demand now and could lead to reliable, long-term careers (that pay well). If you haven’t given much thought to a career in the skilled trades, now is the right time. Although the process to be considered an industry expert might be lengthy, it comes years of on-the-job training. In other words, working in the skilled trades now allows you to gain experience while earning a paycheck.

We looked at data from the CLMA to identify jobs that have are at risk of being understaffed in the coming years. These are 3 skilled trades jobs that will only grow in demand

Carpenter

Perhaps it’s not surprising that carpentry has a bright future. A growing population means additional housing, workplaces, and health care facilities. Innovative technology is changing the types of buildings we live and work in, which means constant renovations and updating. That’s on top of the everyday needs we have for carpenters, such as additions to homes and repairs. The future for carpentry is bright.  

Electrician

Similar to the increased demand in carpenters, industrial and commercial electricians are integral into new and existing construction projects. Electricians also have the unique need to broaden their skill set as technology becomes part of our everyday lives. Think of the ever-changing gadgets we use at home: programmable lights, security systems, remote thermostats. As our lives become more tech savvy—and the line between IT expert and electrician blurs—we’ll be relying more and more on these experts.

Welder

Welders are essential to construction projects of all types, so their bright future alongside carpenters and electricians makes sense. What you might not realize is that welders can use their skills in a variety of scenarios: manufacturing cars, production warehouses, building bridges, and other construction sites. Their versatility puts them in high demand and also leaves room for each welder to choose their preferred career path.

If you’re ready to head down the path of an in-demand career with a bright future, search for skilled trades jobs now with PeopleReady Skilled Trades.

8 Traits That Hospitality Workers Need to Succeed

In the hospitality industry, attention to detail and excellent customer service are vital. See how your business can find the right workers to get the job done.

February 8, 2019

The hospitality industry is full of intricate details that only those in that world of work may truly understand the importance of. From anticipating guests’ needs -sometimes even before meeting them- to noticing the minutiae that turn a good experience to a great one, hospitality demands workers with a particular set of skills to create experiences a cut above the rest. While it can seem difficult to find people with the right skills and personality to do well in your business, years of expertise in staffing has allowed us insight into certain qualities in a worker that help them stand out.

With a wide-reaching number of jobs available in hospitality from cooking, hosting, and management to cleaning, spa therapy, and booking, there are many roles you’ll want to fill with stellar talent, specific to your customers’ and business needs. PeopleReady recommends that you keep an eye out for these particular characteristics, especially when testing temporary workers for permanent positions:

Dedication

As you know, a career in hospitality can be extremely rewarding with great relationships, strong team camaraderie, and an environment you’d never call boring. It can, however, be taxing. With a constant rotation of customer demands, service required at all hours, and the shifting emotions of so many people, you’ll want to find someone committed to their work and results. An employee who finds enjoyment in the challenge is someone you want to hang on to.

Communication Skills

A key to success in the hospitality business is excellent communication. Those who can communicate well with guests and customers, not only conveying the necessary information but creating a welcoming and friendly space can make all the difference when hoping to attract repeat customers. Strong communication skills translate into positive customer experiences, but also into your internal team.

Positivity

Someone may come to you without previous experience in hospitality, but they can often make up for it with their high level of positivity. Whether learning a new booking system, prepping a kitchen, or introducing guests to their room, a positive attitude and enthusiasm to get things done make the stresses that can come much more manageable and translates to a better customer experience. Every industry has frustrating times, but how each employee handles those moments can make or break a situation.

Flexibility

When supporting and serving customers, your team needs to be able to shift gears quickly. The ability to adapt at the drop of a hat requires flexibility from your team. In scheduling, job duties, and expectations- it’s a game-changer when someone can go with the flow and still remain focused and hard-working. Flexibility can work to the benefit of you and your workers, though, as a majority of modern workers value flexibility and ownership of their own time over benefits, permanency, and even pay.

Organization

Hospitality workers face an ongoing list of tasks every day, so staying organized and multi-tasking are key characteristics for successful employees in this business. These two skills go hand-in-hand: If someone can organize their schedule and tasks well, they will likely be able to get a lot more done, efficiently and effectively. It’s also just as important that you organize your team well so that each individual is able to perform their best within their role.

Team-Oriented

The best members in hospitality know how to work well alongside others and contribute as part of a team. The many moving parts and mix if personalities and people in most realms of hospitality requires an others-focused mindset and respectful awareness of others: their feelings, opinions, and even cultures.

Thoroughness

Because your guests, customers, and clients expect exceptional experiences, each one of your employees should understand the value of creating an atmosphere that meets expectations. Missing even one small detail can throw off that entire atmosphere: something some may see as a small problem – like a hair on a plate, towel on the floor, or a leaf of cilantro- could turn a loyal customer guest into a dissatisfied customer.

Leadership

Leadership doesn’t always mean being the highest job title or the loudest voice. Instead; it requires someone who can take control of a situation, align with their team, and provide guidance, support, and mentorship, all while delivering the services your business promises.

5 Reasons Women Should Explore the Trucking Industry

The driver shortage is real- and its impact will be felt by the average consumer sooner rather than later.

November 15, 2018
Woman closing truck door

The driver shortage is real, and its impact will be felt by the average consumer sooner rather than later. Within the next 10 years, over 400,000 commercial truck drivers will retire from the industry. Without new drivers to fill these roles, freight carriers will continue to raise prices, meaning the financial impact will affect you: the consumer.

While autonomous trucks are a reality, their incorporation into the commercial driving world is too far off to solve the problems presented by the looming driver shortage. This leaves the freight industry scrambling to fill sitting trucks.

Enter women: an incredibly underutilized population in the driver force. Today, women account for more than half of the working population in the United States, yet only make up 7.89 percent of commercial truck drivers.

Here are five reasons why women should think about commercial truck driving as their career path:

  1. Discrimination in the workplace is still prevalent in today’s society, especially in terms of pay. In trucking, pay is determined by mileage, hours or percentage of load, making it harder to discriminate based on age, ethnicity or gender.
  2. In 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average salary for workers in the United States was $44,564. Today, the average salary a commercial truck driver is $45,330. Pay is only rising due to the demand of qualified drivers.
  3. A commercial driver’s license typically costs anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000. With the driver shortage escalating as quickly as it is, some organizations are offering this training for free.
  4. There is work to be done for a long time coming. While some industries find it easier to fill positions with robots and AI, technology has yet to fill a real driver’s position. With so many jobs up for grabs, drivers have the choice of where they want to work and who they want to work for.
  5. Professional driving allows the opportunity for a flexible schedule and the opportunity to travel while getting paid. One of the perks that drivers continue to say they appreciate is the freedom of the work: not being tied to a desk and able to see new things every day.

Now more than ever, the world of trucking will benefit from diversifying. In order to keep the economy moving forward, a new era of drivers must emerge, and PeopleReady wants to support women in this career path.

Looking for work that fits your lifestyle? Connect with PeopleReady today!

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.