The ecommerce boom experienced during the pandemic is seeing an increasing demand for flexible workers as the country emerges from lockdown.
redwigwam, the UK’s leading flexible working community, says that the cleaning and logistics sectors are particularly buoyant.
The Liverpool headquartered company, a temporary work booking platform serving both workers and hirers across the UK, is recruiting for a variety of roles to meet the new demand.
Lorna Davidson, founder and CEO of redwigwam, said: “Over the past year we have all altered our shopping habits and the labour market has had to change to respond to this.
“We’re buying more and more online and there’s been an increase in people signing up to subscriptions for monthly treats. People are used to buying online and it’s going to be hard for them to change their habits and return to the high street in the same way as they did before Covid‑19.
“At redwigwam, we’re seeing an increase in demand from a number of online retailers who are experiencing Christmas levels of orders.
“Northamptonshire is a key distribution hub for some of the biggest retailers and we are helping many of them to staff up quickly with a flexible workforce.
“This month, we’ve got all sorts of opportunities available in Northampton, Corby and Kettering, both temporary and full‑time, and all with robust Coronavirus procedures in place.
“One of the companies we’re working with is a craft beer and gin online subscription company and they have seen sales rocket during the pandemic – and continue to do so even as we emerge from lockdown.
“We’re recruiting 60 warehouse operatives and order pickers for them to help them meet the demand for their products.
“We’re also seeing a sharp rise in enquiries for flexible commercial cleaners in Wakefield and Newark as companies reopen following lockdowns, but with much stricter cleaning protocols in place.
“We know that a lot of people are looking for flexible work to top up their income or because they have lost their jobs which is why our payroll system gives our workers the power to choose whether they want to be paid daily, weekly or monthly.”
redwigwam’s AI powered platform has a database of over 150,000 flexible workers and 4,000 registered businesses. Their intuitive AI platform matches workers to jobs in their local area that require the skills they have, and workers can book whichever jobs they wish.