Searches for Amazon, Walmart Surge Following Hiring Announcements
Job seekers react to news of increased hiring plans.
In an uncertain and quickly moving labor market, job seekers are trying to capitalize on news of big hiring announcements. Searches for both Amazon jobs and Walmart jobs spiked as a share of all searches on Indeed after the companies announced that they would be looking to hire more workers in the coming weeks.
The share of searches for Amazon quadrupled, while the share of searches for Walmart more than tripled. Searches have trailed off since the announcements, but remain elevated. Job seekers are already flocking to the opportunities they can find in a quickly deteriorating economy.
Nick Bunker is the Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring Lab who focuses on the U.S. labor market. He was previously a Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, an economics think tank. Prior to that, Nick was a Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress. He holds a B.S.F.S. in international economics from Georgetown University.