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Question: What is your favorite place to find hourly part-time or temporary staff and why?


“We work remotely and use the site Upwork and some other more niche job boards designed for freelancers. It’s easy to set up a post and there are usually always a lot of applicants. We include special instructions in the job post as a screening process. Another good place to find part-time remote workers is Craigslist job boards in popular digital nomad locations, like Thailand.”

“Hiring is made extremely easy through Skill sets are clearly delineated, you can interview and speak with candidates directly through the site. And as overseas employees go, their English is fantastic.”


Wonolo is a great startup that helps business find on-demand help for on-site needs. Sometimes we need an extra hand for packaging products, or doing random tasks around the office. They make it super-simple to find talented folks who are ready to go when you need them.”


“EVENTup is in the hospitality/events industry. This website makes it easy to find part time staff for events.”


Thumbtack has become a very good platform for us to find temporary staff. It is geolocation-driven so you find people in your local area, and the quality and rates are good. It has people with technical, financial, accounting, homemade, nursing, and several other skills you may need for your business. I just hired a part-time accountant from thumbtack to help me do my ever growing accounting work.”

Other Colleagues

“It saves time and the hassle of weeding through people to find the best ones if I just ask other colleagues if they know temporary talent that I can use or “borrow.” Many of these workers are seeking multiple clients to work with so my colleagues have already done the screening and verification of their abilities for me.”

Local Career Fairs

“Being actually present in front of your candidates is still worth something in our digital age. There is a lot of value in being able to interact with brands face-to-face, so we have involved ourself in local career fairs to find recent college graduates and/or students that are looking for part-time or temporary work. It’s so important to get these young individuals started on their careers.”


“I’ve tried many specialized sites to hire new staff for my cafe/bar or store with varying success. Craigslist casts a big local net and while you get many unqualified candidates, has been the source of the few good resumés that actually do make the cut.


Local Universities

“Get in touch with a local university professor who teaches whatever is relevant to what you do, and see if he/she will solicit his/her students for you. You may find that you wind up with students who are eager to work for just the experience. You pay very little, and they get some real world experience to put on a future job application. Everyone wins.”