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

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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 ( 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

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PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, retail and hospitality. Leveraging its game changing JobStack staffing app and presence in more than 600 markets throughout North America, PeopleReady served approximately 83,000 businesses and put approximately 226,000 people to work in 2022.