Life as we knew it was turned upside down in 2020 with the onslaught of COVID-19. As restaurants and establishments closed and with unemployment peaking at 24.5% in April of 2020, it seemed our world started to shrink. We stayed home more, created more Zoom accounts, and picked up some new hobbies. With more time on our hands and companies opening up work from home options, pet adoptions soared, and many of us tried our hand at baking. Despite stay-at-home orders, we became more connected than ever with virtual hang out apps like HouseParty bursting onto the scene.
You know what it’s been like. You’ve been there.
How Coronavirus Affected The Party Staff
At The Party Staff, 2020 was a year of change for us too. The pandemic strengthened our adaptability muscles, and we’re proud to still be standing today. We made big shifts in our business, moving to completely virtual hiring, onboarding, and training processes. While typical events and weddings got cancelled or postponed, hospitals and senior living facilities, supermarkets, and food manufacturing firms needed our help.
The year was a challenge. One we had no choice but to accept.
With 2021 well underway and spring bringing with it a fresh start, we’re seeing events bounce back. Venues are enforcing cleaning and safety procedures, allowing in-person corporate events to take place once again. The Waste Management Open, an event known for the rowdy 16th hole (and one we’ve staffed for many years), was proud to invite people back, even with reduced attendance. The Valero Texas Open was also back on, though with enforced social distancing and many safety guidelines, including banning autographs. Although things are improving and moving towards getting back on track, it’s still a cautious time. If you’ve been biding your time at home, collecting unemployment, you’re not alone.
Where We Go From Here
There is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. The vaccine is becoming more widely available and safety precautions will continue to be enforced. Sanitation stations have popped up and masks are often complimentary.
As always, The Party Staff puts your health and safety first. We’re ready to get you off unemployment and back to work. We have a variety of positions available, including the ones you know and love, like bartender, server, and prep cook, and some newer positions, including sanitation station attendant, temperature checker, door and elevator attendant, and more. Whatever you’re looking for, we can help you find it.
We’re currently offering opportunities for raises and bonuses for completed shifts on top of our already great rates. Know someone who would be a great fit? Refer them to The Party Staff and you’ll get rewarded. We are diligently working with our clients to ensure that the fun places we provide for you to work are equally as safe. It’s an exciting time to be a part of The Party Staff. Come join us.