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The Hourly Weekend Warriors

This weekend marks the celebration of Memorial Day, a national day of observance to honor those who have served our country. It’s an American tradition to take advantage of the holiday weekend and kickoff summer by enjoying the warm weather and time off. Whether it’s flocking to the beach with family or enjoying an outdoor […]

3 things to consider before saying goodbye for good


The beloved masters of harmony Boyz II Men once sang that “it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.” This may be true, but saying goodbye to an employee can be even harder. Letting someone go is never easy, and as an employer, it’s probably the last thing you want to do. Before you make […]

Calculate your potential paperless savings

  This is the final entry in a series of blog posts helping employers learn more about hiring online and what it can do for them. Read the previous post here.  So we’ve covered the basics of going paperless and even busted a myth or two, but you may still need some convincing that online hiring is the […]

Fox Business: Companies up the ante as tech-savvy talent shop for jobs

Whether it’s pining for a casual work environment, robust employee benefits like free gourmet food or career-advancing opportunities, expectations are high among young job seekers, and it is challenging companies to sweeten their perks. Mobile job searching is up 95% over the last 12 months, according to new data from Snagajob, giving skilled workers the […] Job searching on your phone

Job seekers are increasingly using their phones to search for jobs, but they are less likely to apply for jobs on their smartphone than on a computer. Snagajob, America’s largest hourly site for job seekers and employers, saw its users increase their mobile job searching by 95% over the past year. Read more.

NFIB: Unusual employee perks to keep your small business staff engaged

While it might not be feasible to install a vegan food bar in the lobby or purchase a private company jet, don’t lose heart. Small business doesn’t have to mean small perks. As many owners, managers and staffers can attest, there are plenty of ways to get creative to offer incentives employees want most. Read […] Where (and how) to get hired now at that summer job

Warmer weather and beach vacations aren’t the only reasons to get excited about summer this year. If you’re seeking part-time employment, 19% of hiring managers plan to hire more summer workers this year than they did last year, and average hourly wages are up by 5%, to $11.50 from $10.90, according to online job marketplace […]

Mobile Job Searching Dramatically Increases by 95 Percent

Leads to More Selective Job Seekers, Snagajob Data Finds Smartphones are proving to be an increasingly common tool for the job hunt, according to Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, which saw its users increase their mobile job searching by 95 percent over the past year. Snagajob today released its […]

Richmond Technology Council Recognizes Snagajob for Innovation in Product Development

Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, was recognized at the 18th Annual Richmond Technology Awards Gala in the Innovation in Development category for its work to develop ReadyHire, a hiring solution that helps employers recruit in hard-to-fill hiring scenarios faster and at a lower cost per hire than other recruiting […] Solving the social media recruitment puzzle

Much of Snagajob’s success, especially in its early years, was due to the growing trend that more job seekers were heading online to find jobs, as opposed to scouring the classifieds or going door-to-door asking about potential opportunities. Companies attuned to this online migration were able to stay in front of qualified job seekers and […]