During the holiday season, it’s typical to see a rise in part-time jobs, mainly in retail and for restaurants.
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend says they’ve also seen a rise in CPL drivers, for deliveries during the holidays. They also state that so far this holiday season, the unemployment rate has decreased.
According to Monika De La Garza, with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, there are about 4,100 jobs available in the Coastal Bend region. She says whether you’re looking for extra money or wanting a career change, now is the time to find a job. The largest amount of job openings are in the industrial labor force sector.
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend does not maintain statistics for the app-services, like Uber and Lyft. But according to employees through the rideshare and delivery services, they’ve noticed a rise in drivers.
Cecilia Cruz, mother of four, works full time but enjoys driving for Uber and Lyft to make extra money on the side. She says although it can be hit or miss, she’s made upwards of $400. Cruz does believe that the smaller market for Corpus Christi makes it harder to make a lot of money, because “there are a lot of drivers.”
Meanwhile, the delivery services seem to be rising as well. The Target-owned delivery service, Shipt, has reached out to 240 markets and according to Supermarket News (https://www.supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/target-sees-q3-lift-strong-comps-digital-sales), services about two-thirds of the nation.
Derek Galvan, a local resident who used to work for Shipt full-time says he chose the delivery service because of the flexible hours. Although he can make a few hundred dollars in a week, he says he’s noticed the rise of delivery drivers throughout town.
Whether you choose to go the traditional route looking for a job at Workforce Solutions or WorkInTexas.com, you can also find temporary work because of the high demand for driving services in the Coastal Bend.