ECEC Release Briefing: Business Costs June 2022

ECEC Release Briefing: Business Costs June 2022

Employee Spotlight: Daniel Altman, Chief Economist

Employee Spotlight: Daniel Altman, Chief Economist

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.

How Instawork Supports America’s Military Community with Hiring Our Heroes

How Instawork Supports America’s Military Community with Hiring Our Heroes

As our Troops are working hard to defend and protect our country, their spouses often leave the workforce to take care of their families while deployed or relocated. Instawork is excited to provide flexible work opportunities to this community, creating the ability for these hard workers to create a work schedule that best suits their personal needs and financial goals.  

Consumer spending is shifting from goods to services

Consumer spending is shifting from goods to services

Key takeaways

  • Consumer spending is moving away from goods delivered to the home and toward entertainment, hospitality, and travel.
  • This change is shifting the demand for flexible labor as well, with surges in demand from hospitality eclipsing last summer's levels.
  • With little effect on the share of shifts booked on short notice, the changes in demand may lead to only moderate increases in pay.
Monthly Labor Market Report - May 2022

Monthly Labor Market Report - May 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.

How to enjoy flexible work along the Golden Coast this summer

How to enjoy flexible work along the Golden Coast this summer

Los Angeles is one of the world’s leading travel destinations, with more than 50 million tourists visiting the city every year. While visitor numbers took a dive during the pandemic, tourists are expected to return in droves this summer - which means a dramatic increase in customers for local businesses. How will businesses successfully navigate the spike in demand and how can locals take advantage of the increase in work opportunities? 

Why Instawork is a “Great Place to Work”

Why Instawork is a “Great Place to Work”

Creating a strong corporate culture is ingrained in the mission and daily operations of the best workplaces. Instawork has now been Certified™ by Great Place to Work® based entirely on what our current employees say about their experience working at Instawork at a corporate level.

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

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

Key takeaways

  • Workers on unemployment benefits are allowed to work part-time in most jurisdictions, but local rules affect their net incomes.
  • Some states' benefit structures may discourage part-time work, which could adversely affect the economy.
  • In particular, flexible work is becoming part of the job search process as workers and businesses try each other out.
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?

Key takeaways

  • Prices for consumers have risen rapidly over the past year, but hourly pay hasn't always kept up.
  • In warehouse work, the paths of hourly pay adjusted for inflation have differed widely across metropolitan areas.
  • Chicago is unique in the degree to which increases in pay have easily outpaced inflation, possibly due to a shrinking labor supply.

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