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New research from Snagajob, an hourly employment network, shows that Millennials are applying for more jobs at a faster rate than older job seekers.
Some of the major findings of the first "Counter Intelligence: The Snagajob Service Industry Hiring Report," which focuses on data captured during October, November and December 2012, are:
"The data shows us that Millennial job seekers are looking for hourly jobs in force, both in terms of the numbers of young candidates starting their search again and their collective willingness to work a number of different jobs," said Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob. "We attribute this to the fact that they simply need to get their foot in the door, whether it's for a career job or otherwise. On the contrary, some older job seekers have either become more selective in the jobs they are willing to work, or to a certain degree, some of them may have suspended their search for the moment."
Taking a look at the restaurant industry, the brands that saw the biggest increase in job seeker interest were Sonic Drive-In, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Panera Bread and McDonald's. Snagajob job seekers would most like to be a Chipotle crew member, citing it as the single most popular job listing in the restaurant category.
The retail and restaurant industries are a core focus for Snagajob, and in 2012, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures, restaurants gained about 24,000 jobs per month.
"These are growing industries where younger workers often can get hired, which also speaks to the job seeker interest we've seen," Hamilton added.
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