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The Impact of Today’s Job Market on Summer Hiring

As we approach Summer, there are 11.5 million open jobs and 5.9 million available workers

That adds up to 1.9 jobs for every single job seeker

80% of workers plan to look for a new job this year

62% are looking for seasonal work

51% of hourly workers report they’re willing to change industries

Which matters more? Where you work, or when you work?

54% - Where I work

46% - When I work

Expectations have changed, workers have new priorities this summer

  • 51% - Finding more flexibility in work schedules

  • 51% - Finding higher pay rates

  • 45% - Finding improved working conditions/health standards 

Three things they look for first when applying (include these in your job description):

  • 77% - Pay rate

  • 67% - Location

  • 66% - Flexible hours

A majority of hourly workers, 40%, say the minimum pay rate they would accept for a new job is between $13 - $16.99/hour

Understand why workers have left previous jobs so you don’t make the same mistakes

  • 27% - Unhappy with management 

  • 25% - Pay was too low  

  • 19% - Working conditions were poor 

  • 17% - Scheduling/flexibility challenges 

  • 17% - Work/Life balance was poor

Evolving employers will snag talent this summer; here’s what surveyed businesses are doing to attract talent:

  • 65% - offering higher wages 

  • 66% - Offering paid time off

Darrell Jones |
Darrell is Snagajob’s Manager of Content & Copywriting, where he enjoys writing and editing advice that helps workers and businesses align and succeed. His first hourly job was totally chill, bagging ice at an ice cube f-f-f-factory.