Can people on unemployment benefits earn more by working part-time?

Can people on unemployment benefits earn more by working part-time?

The unemployment rate is at or close to its all-time lows in the United States and Canada, and companies are still eager to hire, with many more job openings than unemployed people to take them. In this situation, the capacity of unemployed people to work while looking for a full-time job can provide an additional support to the labor force. But do the incentives created by unemployment insurance programs discourage even part-time or flexible work?

Employee Spotlight: Matthew Rossi, Regional Sales Manager

Employee Spotlight: Matthew Rossi, Regional Sales Manager

Our mission at Instawork is to create economic opportunities for local businesses and professionals, globally. In order to achieve that mission, we have built a team composed of talented and hard-working individuals who are passionate about connecting skilled hourly professionals with local businesses who need their services.

Has pay for flexible work kept up with prices?

Has pay for flexible work kept up with prices?

Last month the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recorded the highest year-on-year increase in consumers prices since 1981, a whopping 8.5% for people who lived in or around cities across the country. Workers' pay had to rise by the same amount to keep their standards of living from dropping, and in February the Wharton School published research suggesting that pay did keep up – except for low-income workers. Is flexible work any different, and what will happen next?

Top 3 Challenges Instawork Solves For Working Moms

Top 3 Challenges Instawork Solves For Working Moms

From soccer games to packing lunches to the massive piles of laundry, a mother’s work is never done. 

The endless stream of work inside the home can make working outside of the home feel impossible at times. 

Monthly Labor Market Report - April 2022

Monthly Labor Market Report - April 2022

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.

ECI Release Briefing: Indexed Business Costs to May 2022

ECI Release Briefing: Indexed Business Costs to May 2022

Transactions on the Instawork platform track the pay of hourly workers and the total cost of their shifts to local businesses. This briefing includes indexed cost trends for various roles in regions across the United States. Because the Instawork platform is part of a competitive labor market for hourly work, the trends shown here for total business costs are expected to follow the costs of other sources of staffing over time. Data used in this briefing may include data on future shifts that have been booked on the Instawork platform but have not yet taken place.

How to work at your favorite baseball stadium this season

How to work at your favorite baseball stadium this season

Where do flexible workers have the shortest commutes?

Where do flexible workers have the shortest commutes?

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and we at Instawork have been thinking about the impact of flexible work on the environment. By offering the Pros on our platform a choice of shifts at a multitude of businesses, we hope to cut the time and cost incurred to arrive at each workplace. The environment also benefits when workers have shorter commuting distances and can use mass transit. But some metro areas seem better suited to these considerations than others.

How Instawork Prepares Washington D.C.’s Hospitality Industry for Increased Tourism

How Instawork Prepares Washington D.C.’s Hospitality Industry for Increased Tourism

Spring and Summer are the busiest times of the year for the tourism and hospitality industry, with more than 20 million travelers expected to descend on the Nation’s Capital this year. Tourists and business travelers usually bring more than $900 million in annual revenue to local businesses.

Employee Spotlight: Rubi Khan, Director of Account Management

Employee Spotlight: Rubi Khan, Director of Account Management

Our mission at Instawork is to create economic opportunities for local businesses and professionals, globally. In order to achieve that mission, we have built a team composed of talented and hard-working individuals who are passionate about connecting skilled hourly professionals with local businesses who need their services.

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