100,000 Hourly Workers Needed for Busy Holiday Season

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Instawork, the leading flexible staffing solution connecting local businesses with skilled hourly professionals across the U.S., announced today a call for at least 100,000 skilled hourly Professionals (Pros) to join the Instawork platform over the next three months. This announcement comes as many businesses are preparing for the busiest holiday season in almost two years.

According to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor, there are 3.5 million fewer people in the workforce today, relative to February 2020. Furthermore, the July 2021 Labor report found the hospitality industry is down 1.7 million jobs, and the overall turnover rate has reached close to 60%.

Instawork uses predictive algorithms with machine learning to seamlessly connect thousands of businesses and more than one million workers, using a multitude of data points to ensure the best match between the business' staffing needs and the Pro's skill set and experience. Hourly professionals leverage Instawork to achieve work flexibility, higher wages, and higher satisfaction with their career path. Instawork helps businesses in food & beverage, hospitality, and warehouse/logistics industries fill temporary and permanent roles in more than 25 U.S. markets.

Critical open roles this holiday season include: 

  • Servers
  • Bartenders
  • Cooks
  • Event Setup/Breakdown
  • Warehouse Professionals
  • And more

Skilled hourly professionals looking for flexible work can sign up, view open shifts, and get to work within 24 hours, by visiting: https://instawork.app.link/call-for-100k 

"Staffing challenges continue to cripple businesses across the country as we recover from the pandemic," said Sumir Meghani, Instawork CEO and Co-founder. "As we head into the busiest time of year for many businesses, Instawork is leveraging our powerful network of reliable and skilled workers to support local businesses as they prepare for increased customer demand during the holiday season."

Instawork recently announced a $60 million Series C financing to accelerate its marketplace expansion, addressing the imbalance of labor supply and demand. Shifts available via Instawork have grown 8X in less than two years, with thousands of new Pros building profiles in its marketplace each day.