To help make seasonal budgets go further, an increasing number of people are taking on short term and ad-hoc flexible work.
Tech-driven recruiter redwigwam is offering a solution to people looking to make some extra cash. Over the next four weeks you can get involved to help pay for Christmas.
What is redwigwam?
It is the first business in the UK to pay its workers within 24 hours.
All temporary staff are treated with the same rights as full-time staff. Therefore they get access to holiday pay, sick pay and make their NICs and pay taxes where appropriate.
Hirers are also encouraged to pay Living Wage and not just Minimum Wage.
Entrepreneur Lorna Davidson, founder and CEO of redwigwam, which is disrupting the recruitment sector, said: “This is a great time of year for our 100,000 flexible workers, many of whom take on extra work to help pay for Christmas.”
Across the UK we spend £28.7 billion on temporary staff and the changes in the marketplace mean this is going to increase.
There are 7 million people in Britain who work in temporary jobs and 5 million of them aren’t looking for a full-time job. Temporary, part time and flexible work suits them because it fits in with their lifestyle.
Liam Scott’s story
Liam Scott, 28 from Nottingham, works as a delivery driver by day. To top up his income and to help pay for Christmas he is also a wigwammer by night.
Liam earns a minimum of £8.21 for an hour’s work. His jobs have included mystery shopping and field marketing support.
He said: “I’ve been a wigwammer for a couple of months and it’s a great way to pick and choose the jobs to suit you. Everything I’ve done so far has been easy and quite fun. And it’s great that they even pay you the next day.
“You can never have enough money – particularly at this time of year with Christmas looming – and extra flexible jobs are prefect for earning some extra cash outside of normal working hours.
“I’ve earned a couple of hundred pounds thanks to redwigwam which has really helped me to fund this Christmas.”
How to apply
Over 100,000 people aged between 16 and 90 are registered with redwigwam and 2,000 employers use the online platform to find workers for part-time or ad-hoc roles.
Luckily anyone can be a wigwammer this Christmas. Find out more by clicking Apply Now below.