National Discount Retailer Staffs Up for Expansion with JobStack

National Discount Retailer Staffs Up for Expansion with JobStack

As this retail chain continues to grow across the U.S., JobStack provides critical staffing support for their store network of 450-plus locations.

  • 450

    Store locations nationwide

  • 1,100

    PeopleReady associates per month on average

  • 8,460

    Number of JobStack usages in Q2 2022

  • 90

    Percent of customer’s temporary labor provided by PeopleReady

AT A GLANCE

  • COMPANY:

    National discount retailer
  • INDUSTRY:

    Retail
  • LOCATION(S):

    Throughout the U.S.
  • # STORE LOCATIONS:

    450
  • JOB TYPE(S):

    Setup associates, truck loaders/unloaders

CHALLENGE

This chain of discount retail stores has experienced rapid growth in recent years, now operating in more than 450 locations nationwide. The retailer partnered with PeopleReady throughout their expansion to gain access to workers who could support new store openings and store remodel projects, including setup associates and truck loaders/unloaders.

Many of the retailer’s store locations are in rural or underserved areas, which often limits their pool of available workers. And with the hectic nature of retail, store managers often had difficulty maintaining schedules and timekeeping logs for their workforce.

SOLUTION

Given the retailer’s existing projects and plans for further expansion, PeopleReady recommended they use JobStack to find workers faster and more consistently across store locations throughout the country. Store managers at each location can leverage the app’s capabilities to request workers and get real-time visibility into their temporary workforce. JobStack also lets managers submit and track associate hours at their convenience without the need for manual timekeeping. Plus, they have the option to rate workers on their job performance and request top performers again for future assignments.

RESULTS

All the retailer’s locations now utilize JobStack to place orders for their temporary workers. On average, their managers place 184 orders each month for more than 1,100 PeopleReady associates. The fill rate on orders placed in 2022 is around 75%, a seven-point increase from 2021.

“PeopleReady has been a great partner and we appreciate their patience and willingness to work with us and our limited technology capabilities. Many of our locations are in rural areas. However, your teams have provided some creative solutions for supporting our staffing needs and we’re grateful for that. We’re excited for our future and pleased to have PeopleReady as a partner to support us.”

Senior Manager, Store Operations, Major Discount Retailer

The successful implementation of JobStack has further solidified PeopleReady’s partnership with the retailer. As their primary staffing partner, PeopleReady supplies approximately 90% of their temporary workforce.

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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.