Snagajob’s Seventh Annual Holiday Hiring Survey Reveals 2014 Seasonal Hiring Trends and Tips for Employers and Job Seekers

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Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, today announced results from its seventh annual Holiday Hiring Survey. The survey of 1,009 U.S. employers responsible for hiring seasonal employees by Wakefield Research for Snagajob identified:

– Eighty-nine percent of companies hiring seasonal, hourly employees plan to hire the same number of applicants, or more, this year than in 2013.

– Seasonal and hourly hiring managers expect that employees will work, on average, 25 hours a week.

– Sixty-eight percent of employers surveyed believe the current minimum wage should be increased. Employers in the hospitality industry will pay the highest average wage for holiday employees: $11.80; food-service: $9.40; and retail: $10.30.

Everything is mobile – even the recruitment process. Eighty-five percent of employers surveyed are willing to use an app to aid with the hiring process. For hiring managers, finding the right people for a workplace team doesn’t mean being tied to a desk any longer.

The survey revealed the top hiring trends and tips for those looking for a seasonal job – view those trends and tips here

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