Did you know that there are 7.7 million people working at least 2 jobs, which is almost 5% of all U.S. workers? And that a recent survey showed that 26.5 million workers had multiple jobs – a whopping 16.4% of the working population?
Employers are still trying to fill positions in many industries. The good news is that many people look to a second (or third!) job to help cover increasing expenses or just to have a little extra money in their pockets as holiday expenses and a possible recession loom. Why should your company add seasonal or temp workers to your hiring mix?
Beyond earning additional income, many workers see another job as an opportunity to expand their skill set, which can pave the way to new and challenging employment opportunities. What’s more, employers increasingly value their hourly employees, knowing that there are still almost two jobs available for every person. Many are offering 25-50% more per hour than they have in the past.
And more than 1/3 of employees are interested in turning short-term work into a full-time position. An employee may be trying to find extra income, but they also may be in between jobs and trying to make up for lost income. To find potential employees fitting this description, we’ve seen companies adding “temporary work” or “seasonal work” to their job listings. If the employee is a good match for the organization, employers will consider extending employment into the new year.
Seasonal/temp workers could also help fill open positions next year. Many employers will re-hire the same employees because they are familiar with the job requirements and the company. And a level of trust has been established for both the employer and the employee. What’s more, you and your company are saving time and effort as well as increasing productivity.
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