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Gig workers crucial to Christmas period

by LLB Reporter
15th Nov 21 11:57 am

The UK lost an estimated 1.3 million non-UK workers due to a combination of COVID and Brexit-related travel issues leaving a huge skill gap across many sectors and for many businesses attracting gig workers is going to be critical over the next few months. Hospitality currently has over 134,000 roles to fill and Retail over 90,000 roles to fill in the run up to Christmas.

TheJobApp, a gig worker app set to change the recruitment industry, is using leading tech and even fintech solutions to make gig opportunities much more attractive. The next-generation solution offers a unique immediate payment solution to encourage more workers into the gig sector and make recruiting much easier for businesses currently struggling to find staff.

As the Chancellor announces investment in training to try to address the skill gap in the long term, a key economic strategy to help fill the huge skill gap in the run up to Christmas is to entice millions of available workers to become part of the gig economy. This will help quickly fill the huge shortages impacting so many sectors and supply chains across the UK.

The gig worker app allows businesses to easily find local shift workers who match their specific criteria and even has a star rating so you can quickly source the most reliable staff. The cutting-edge tech offers a fully automated service managing tax and NI deductions, payroll, and customer service and is, therefore, a much more cost-effective solution for all businesses in the UK.

The app also offers to pay shift workers immediately after their shifts which will not only increase motivation but also the demand for gig work, making it a much more attractive proposition and opening up opportunities to more demographics with the reward of instant cash.

Lee Purvis, CEO at TheJobApp, commented, “It is great to see the government looking to address the skill gap that is currently crippling businesses across the UK but until this long-term solution takes hold businesses will need access to a fluid workforce so they can quickly source the best talent. For this to become a reality we need to make gig working more attractive to entice people to these opportunities.”

“Having previously managed organisations with huge requirements for shift workers the founders of TheJobApp know first-hand the difficulty, problems, and costs involved in filling these temporary positions and how critical finding the right staff is. Being the only solution to pay staff immediately we believe is a complete game changer and will benefit both the employees and the recruiters.”


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