Christopher Dwyer, Vice President of Research at Ardent Partners, takes over the Shiftgig blog today to introduce his new research study, sponsored by Shiftgig.
While the National Retail Federation projects less temporary workers this holiday season than last, the number will still reach upwards of 500,000 people. Major retailers such as Amazon, Macy’s, and Target plan to hire between 80,000 and 120,000 workers alone. And with their prediction that holiday sales will increase 4% over last year, it's evident there is a huge need for more to help fill the gap.
With Game 2 of the World Series behind us and Game 3 on the horizon, eager fans are busily planning their schedules around watch parties, scouring the secondary market for tickets costing less than a mortgage payment, and queuing up bets with friends (foes?) on the other side.
Andrea Wagner, Vice President of Sales at Shiftgig, was recently named one of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Global Power — 100 Women In Staffing. Below she reflects on her career in the industry so far and what this honor means to her.