Looking Ahead to 2017: Top Ten Hospitality Positions

As the New Year quickly approaches in the coming weeks, we’re here to share a new blog series, “Looking Ahead to 2017: On-Demand Trends.” Check back each week as we highlight various trends across industries. Don’t miss our previous posts on the retail industry and the foodservice industry.

Numerous sources indicate that the US hospitality market will grow in 2017, and there’s little doubt that the Internet will continue to be important to the industry. Increasingly, workers have been utilizing on-demand staffing platforms to work in hospitality and pick up shifts, while companies are relying on these platforms to staff their venues quickly.

Looking forward to the New Year, it is important for both job seekers and employers within the industry to know the most sought out hospitality positions. We’ve pulled the data and we’re here to share our findings. Out of all the shifts posted by our clients and filled by our Specialists, here are the top skill tags in the on-demand hospitality industry.


  1. Server
  2. Cook
  3. General Laborer
  4. Cashier
  5. Dishwasher
  6. Customer Service
  7. Bartender
  8. Porter
  9. Brand Ambassador
  10. Picker/Packer

About The Author

Jane Smith is the Community Relations Manager at Shiftgig. She is passionate about helping Shiftgig Specialists and helping transform the way people work. In her free time, Jane loves cooking, exploring Chicago, and spending time with family.