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Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 11/16/2021

How COVID-19 is affecting hourly work

Weekly Hourly Hiring Report 11/16/21

Highlights

Overall jobs are up 28% compared to pre-pandemic norms, with a 28% month over month decline and 11% year over year growth. Google searches for hourly jobs are up 9% year over year. 

As we head into the peak of this year’s holiday season, the National Retail Federation is forecasting that sales during November and December will increase by nearly 10% over 2020. Retailers are expected to hire between 500,000 and 665,000 seasonal workers this year, up from the 486,000 hires made last year.

Retailers aren’t the only ones feeling this holiday crunch—grocers, delivery companies, restaurants, warehouses and hotels are scrambling to hire the staff they need to support consumer demand.

Check out our Holiday Hiring 2021: A Quick Start Guide.

We’ll be off next week for the Thanksgiving holiday—wishing you and yours a happy and healthy break!

Jobs

All industry data is from 3/2/20-11/15/21

Here are the latest job numbers by industry:

Quick service restaurant (QSR) jobs are down 27% compared to pre-pandemic norms, seeing a 2% month over month decline and 1% year over year growth.

Sit-down restaurant jobs are down 40% compared to pre-pandemic norms, flat month over month growth and 8% year over year growth.

Warehouse and logistics jobs are up 409% compared to pre-pandemic norms, seeing 50% month over month growth and 35% year over year growth.

Retail jobs are up 30% compared to pre-pandemic norms, seeing an 18% month over month decline and 45% year over year growth.

Grocery jobs are up 68% compared to pre-pandemic norms, flat month over month growth and a 1% year over year decline.

Hospitality jobs are up 288% compared to pre-pandemic norms, seeing 2% month over month growth and 267% year over year growth.

On demand jobs are up 41% compared to pre-pandemic norms, seeing a 76% month over month decline and a 34% year over year decline.

Convenience store jobs are down 9% compared to pre-pandemic norms, seeing 12% month over month growth and 7% year over year growth.

Healthcare jobs are up 76% compared to pre-pandemic norms, seeing a 24% month over month decline and 47% year over year growth.

Workers

Google searches for hourly jobs are up 9% year over year.

The bottom line

We’ll continue to be your best resource for hourly job market insights as we collectively navigate towards our new normal and beyond.

Mathieu Stevenson |
Mathieu Stevenson is the CEO of Snagajob. His first hourly job was as a lifeguard.