(53%) of Working Parents Seek Financial Stability

More Than Half (53%) of Working Parents Seek Financial Stability Through Additional Work Opportunities as Children Go Back to School

Of parents with a full-time job, two-thirds will look for flexible or temporary work to supplement income as the school year begins

AUSTIN, TX – AUGUST 24, 2023 – Financial stability (54%), instant income (49%) and saving for future expenses (43%) are the primary drivers of parents pursuing temporary work opportunities once their children return to school this fall, according to a new survey from Indeed Flex, the digital platform for flexible and temporary workers.1

The average planned back-to-school spending per household in the U.S. has gradually increased year-over-year to reach nearly $900 in 2023.2 Combined with rising education and cost of living expenses3, over two-thirds (60%) of working parents said they will consider an additional flexible work position to supplement their income this year.

“As kids return to school this fall, working parents know that comes with new strains on their finances,” said Stacey Lane, general manager of Indeed Flex U.S. “Rising education cost of living expenses are the reality for many working families across the U.S. To provide the most flexibility with their schedules and to supplement their incomes, many working parents are turning to flexible short- and long-term temporary work options. Indeed Flex offers jobs across industries that provide stability and flexible hours for parents who are looking for opportunities this fall to increase their income and overall financial stability.”

The Indeed Flex survey found that a variety of industries attract parents seeking flexible work opportunities, including retail (40%), administrative/office support (40%) and hospitality (35%). 

Over two-thirds (60%) of working parents surveyed said they have experience in flexible work positions. Among those with experience, a high majority (84%) have used  income from flexible work for various expenses, including educational costs, extracurricular activities, and family vacations.

Indeed Flex connects job seekers to the best temporary work options and offers a wide range of job opportunities, including positions in administrative, hospitality, factory work, retail, and more.

To learn more about Indeed Flex, visit www.indeedflex.com.

About Indeed Flex

Indeed Flex is a temporary staffing platform that connects workers and employers through speed, quality, and choice. Job seekers can instantly access work on the Indeed Flex app and choose from an extensive range of jobs, across different industries and employers, that best fit their skills, experience, availability, and location. As part of Indeed, the number one job site in the world, Indeed Flex connects talent with the temporary, temp-to-permanent and long-term work opportunities that fit their needs.

1 Indeed Flex surveyed 1000 working-age adults in the United States between July 24-July 31, 2023

2 Source: Statitsta, Average back-to-school spending per household in the U.S. 2023, July 2023

3 Source: BLS, Consumer Price Index, May 2023


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