The record low unemployment is sending ripples through companies that hire hourly workers, too.
The overwhelming majority (95%) of the 1,000 employers surveyed by jobs platform Snag, reported that they will be adding more shifts this summer. More than half (58%) plan to hire more summer workers than last year. This even though 90% of companies said they are automating certain tasks.
In order to get those workers on board, companies are getting competitive with wages and benefits.
Seventy-four percent plan to pay at least $11 an hour, compared to last year when just over half (53%) planned to pay the same or more. Employers are also offering more full-time opportunities, healthcare, and PTO benefits.