Tuesday, 16th January, 2018

Gig economy to the rescue as foodservice feels the squeeze over Christmas

Hospitality temp employment platform GIG has revealed its workers picked up 22% more shifts than usual over the festive period; racking up 86,000 hours in the capital’s kitchens, bars and dining rooms.

London’s hotels, pubs, and restaurants called on an army of ‘gig economy’ workers to prop up their operations – with waiting staff, kitchen porter, and chef de partie being the most advertised jobs.

Antony Woodcock, GIG’s co-founder and chief executive, said: “Christmas is the busiest time of year in foodservice, and the need for quality hospitality workers has never been higher. That’s why operators turned to us in their droves this Christmas –to tap into our on-demand supply of quality local workers.”