Texans Seek Flexible Hours and Competitive Pay in Summer Jobs

New Indeed Flex survey finds two-thirds of Texans want summer earnings for personal expenses; one in three will finance a trip.

AUSTIN, TX – JULY 11, 2023 –  The top three priorities for Texans looking for extra work this summer are flexible hours (82%), competitive pay (56%), and health benefits (24%), according to a new survey from Indeed Flex, the digital platform for flexible and temporary workers.1

With the cost of living increasing across the U.S.2, many turn to summer jobs to earn extra money. In Texas, where rising cost of living is coupled with a higher-than-average unemployment rate3, one in three (33%) expect to earn an extra $5,000-$10,000 during the summer months.

Two-thirds (67%) want extra income for personal expenses. One-third of Texans plan to use their extra income to finance a summer trip (35%), while 23% will put their income toward school tuition.

“During the summer, many people are looking for extra work to save for trips, supplement their income or have a more flexible schedule,” said Stacey Lane, general manager of Indeed Flex U.S. “In Texas, where the unemployment rate is slightly above the national average, Indeed Flex offers a multitude of jobs that will provide stability, flexible hours, and the extra income workers are looking for to fulfill their goals.”

Texans look to retail for summer jobs

In Texas, nearly half (47%) are interested in pursuing retail positions this summer, followed by restaurant/bar jobs (34%), hospitality (29%), event staff jobs (28%), administrative positions (27%) and factory work (21%).

Indeed Flex connects job seekers to the best temporary work options and offers a wide range of job opportunities, including positions in hospitality, factory work, retail, events, 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 temporary, temp-to-permanent, and long-term work opportunities that fit their needs.


1 Indeed Flex surveyed 425 working-age adults based in Texas between the 8th and the 27th of June.

2 Source: BLS, Consumer Price Index, May 2023

3 Source: BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, May 2023, Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey


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