How will Columbus's workers ride out its manufacturing slump?
- The revival of manufacturing employment has stalled in the greater Columbus, Ohio area.
- Weekly earnings and hours for manufacturing workers have dropped by roughly half.
- Rapid growth in the logistics industry offers these workers an opportunity to earn extra income until demand and jobs in manufacturing return.
Is the hotel business peaking as travel slows down?
- Bookings for hotel shifts are down year-on-year in several major metropolitan areas
- Hourly pay is increasing in areas where hospitality employment hasn't kept up with rising demand
- Lower-skill roles have seen the biggest increases in pay for flexible work at hotels
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When is wedding season? Depends where you are!
- Wedding season varied broadly depending on geography and climate in 2022.
- Milder temperatures brought peaks of activity in the spring and in October.
- Northern metro areas had the latest and longest wedding seasons, though rainy Seattle tailed off in October.
After a big boost, where does the Louisville job market go?
- The Louisville metropolitan area's emphasis on goods-related industries was a boost early in the pandemic.
- Jobs involving non-durable goods are still growing throughout the local supply chain.
- Gaps in staffing for services are expected to persist.
Why Louisville’s horse racing events are the ideal time for businesses to use flexible workers
Louisville is known for many things, from bourbon to baseball bats. But once a year, the attention of horse racing enthusiasts from across the world hones in on the Gateway to the South.
Kentucky Derby festivities and related tourism events are expected to generate more than 36 million dollars and attendance in the hundreds of thousands. For area businesses, it’s a high stakes week necessitating extra hands on deck to keep everything running smoothly for customers.
Monthly Labor Market Report: More evidence of labor market cooling
Every day, the Instawork platform handles thousands of transactions involving businesses and hourly professionals, generating a huge amount of data on hourly pay as well as other aspects of the labor market. This report summarizes some of the major trends in demographics, roles, and worker constraints in regions across the United States.
[Case study] Life Surge staffs a nationwide series of conferences with Instawork Professionals
- Despite working with numerous agencies and platforms, Life Surge had difficulties finding enough reliable, skilled professionals for the large-scale, faith-based events they hold across the country.
- Once Life Surge switched to Instawork for staffing, their fill rate averaged nearly 100% and quality of staff improved significantly.
- Not only has Life Surge saved time and money, but they are now confident enough to expand the size of their events, knowing they will be able to source as many as 350 staff members per event through Instawork.
With labor in short supply, St. Louis offers workers more spending power
- A geographical shift of population within the St. Louis area may be turning into an overall decline.
- The impressive rebound in employment early in the Covid-19 pandemic has stalled.
- With a tight labor market in the area, pay has kept ahead of inflation, unlike the national average.
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