LONG BEACH, Calif.—April 8, 2022—The job market in Long Beach and surrounding communities is showing strong gains, with more than 42,000 new jobs being posted in the last seven days, according to a new analysis being released today by staffing firm PeopleReady. This addition brings the total number of open jobs in the region to 352,000, a nearly 30% increase in job postings from the same time last year.
Sectors with the most job growth in the Long Beach area include food services and retail, finds the PeopleReady analysis. The staffing leader also shares some of the most in-demand jobs and their growth over the last seven days:
- Short order cooks: 62%
- First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers: 47%
- Bakers: 37%
- Janitors and cleaners: 24%
- Stockers and order fillers: 24%
- Dishwashers: 20%
“The strong job growth in the Long Beach area is cause for optimism for job seekers looking for work right now,” said Kristy Willis, chief sales and operations officer at PeopleReady. “With thousands of jobs available right now in a variety of industries, we’re deeply committed to our mission of helping connect people and work throughout the local community.”
As the official staffing partner of the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, PeopleReady is looking forward to driving home its mission of connecting people and work and making a difference in local communities at the 2022 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach this Sunday. The PeopleReady Force for Good Challenge, a partnership between PeopleReady and INDYCAR, gives drivers and their teams the chance to win $1 million to be split between themselves and a charity of their choice. PeopleReady is also offering an additional $10,000 to the winner of every race this season, also to be split with their selected charity. This season, PeopleReady is the primary sponsor of Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing’s rookie of the year candidate Christian Lundgaard.
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 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. Learn more at www.peopleready.com.