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”
Can people on unemployment benefits earn more by working part-time?
- 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
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?
- 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.
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
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
The crack of a bat, the smell of hot dogs and peanuts, and the sound of cheers as batters round the bases. America is ready for a summer of baseball!
As more than half a million fans attended opening day games across the country, Instawork Pros were helping stadiums ensure excited baseball fans at stadiums across the country had a smooth customer experience.
Where do flexible workers have the shortest commutes?
- In most metropolitan areas, the vast majority of flexible workers are drivers.
- These workers commute an average of at least 10 miles each way as the crow flies, which is even longer in practice.
- These results hint at the economic gains from improving public transport, especially in areas like Toronto and Denver, where workers have canceled shifts disproportionately because of issues using mass transit.