How to Turn Your Temporary Job into a Career with JobStack

For PeopleReady associates, finding their first temporary job on our app, JobStack, is often just the beginning of an exciting new career. Here are three ways that being active on the app can benefit your job search.

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Start Your Career Off Right with a Temporary Job

For PeopleReady associates, finding their first temporary job on our app, JobStack, is often just the beginning of an exciting new career. Here are three ways that being active on the app can benefit your job search and help you explore new work opportunities.

Find jobs that more closely match your skill set

One of the greatest challenges for job seekers today is how long it takes to find a job and start making money. While job boards offer many options, it can still be time-consuming to find positions that fit your skills, schedule and career goals. For many job seekers the lack of response can also be stressful.

However, JobStack makes the search simpler. The app lists jobs that are available now and has a one-click application process, allowing you to find matching jobs and get to work sooner. With JobStack, you can update your profile as you gain new skills and experience. Over time, the app learns more about you and your interests and preferences.

Additionally, you can opt in to receive push notifications for jobs similar to those you’ve completed in the past, simplifying the job search. After that, you can accept these assignments if your schedule allows it.

Get exclusive access to jobs and explore different industries

The current job market has made it difficult for employers to find candidates. Rather than looking to fill full-time positions, many of them are looking for temporary workers who can support their current needs. The gig economy is experiencing a boom period, allowing temporary workers to try out several types of jobs to see where their interests and talents are.

In turn, your temporary job could help you gain relevant industry experience that is important for the next step in your career. The skills and knowledge you gain as a temporary worker can lead to a job in the same industry in the future. JobStack gives you a direct connection to jobs in many of the industries that are seeing the most growth right now. For example:

  • Retail: customer service representatives, cashiers, store associates.
  • Hospitality: desk clerks, food servers, cooks.
  • Construction: carpenters, general laborers, electricians, painters.
  • Manufacturing: production workers, assemblers, sorters, machinists.

Make connections with potential employers

Temporary jobs also help you build your network and get your foot in the door in a new company or industry. As a result of taking a temporary job, you’ll have more opportunities to meet employers in your field. Meanwhile, you can build valuable relationships that could benefit you in the future.

With JobStack, employers on the app rate workers on a scale of 1 to 5, so having a better overall score can lead to more job opportunities. They also maintain a record of all their workers and often invite their best ones back for future projects. With high scores and more experience, you may be paid at a higher rate over time.


PeopleReady helps job seekers like you find temporary and part-time positions in a variety of industries. We maintain a presence in more than 650 communities across the United States. Therefore, you can find a job in your field of interest while remaining close to home.

Over 90% of our associates use JobStack to find temporary jobs that fit their schedules and support their career goals. JobStack allows you to find jobs quickly and get paid sooner, plus many other benefits:

  • Flexible schedules for optimal work-life balance
  • Jobs in a variety of exciting industries
  • Local job search options to minimize your daily commute
  • Same-day or weekly pay options

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PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company, 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 94,000 businesses and put approximately 220,000 people to work in 2021.