The Hospitality industry has over 134,000 roles and the Retail industry over 90,000 roles to fill in the run-up to Christmas and with the announcement of a new COVID variant, managing staff requirements has become even more difficult and the uncertainty has hugely increased the need for gig workers.

The announcement of the Omicron variant has already changed consumer habits and demand is fluctuating daily meaning businesses need to attract gig workers to fill shifts at a short notice. 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.

This immediate payment solution increase motivation for shift work and makes it a much more attractive proposition and opens up opportunities to more demographics with the reward of instant cash.

Lee Purvis, CEO at TheJobApp, commented, “The festive period was already proving difficult for UK businesses to attract staff especially in the hospitality and retail sectors and now with the unknown issues caused by the new variant, it is essential that firms can attract gig workers when they need them.

Being the only solution to pay staff immediately we believe this is a complete game-changer and will benefit both the employees and the recruiters and hopefully help with the Christmas rush.”


By Lisa Baker, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Lisa Baker is the owner of Need to See it Publishing Group, providing contract news for business and news sites across the UK. Lisa is an experienced HR writer and commentator, editing HR publications for more than 5 years.