To keep up with the demands of today’s economy, organizations operate at all hours and days of the week. There used to be a time that working a non-traditional shift was not ideal, but now there are so many benefits to second shift positions.
Would you prefer to meet your friends for a leisurely coffee or breakfast? Or maybe a workout at the gym without having to leave your house before the sun comes up…Do you have important appointments throughout the day that would be difficult to fit in around a work schedule. Maybe it’s a childcare issue or that you do your best work later in the day…whatever the reason, employers everywhere are looking for YOU to fill their hiring needs.
What are the hours of a second shift?
Traditionally, working a second shift includes both daytime and nighttime hours. Specific hours may vary by organization, the second shift typically starts somewhere around 3 or 4 pm and ends around midnight.
Some examples of positions that are great for second shift hours include:
- General Labor
- Warehouse Associate
- Industrial Cleaner
- Freight Handler
- Forklift Operator
- Warehouse Supervisor
The great thing about these positions is that we have them all available for immediate placement TODAY!
Still not convinced that second shift is right for you? Let’s break down the benefits a little further.
You can make more money.
It varies from company to company, but many companies pay a “premium” or shift differential to second shift workers. This rate can be as much as a 10% increase to your pay rate.
You can schedule your work schedule around your life.
Working second shift provides you with most of your day for yourself. This allows you the flexibility to complete all the things that those working first shift either struggle to complete or must take time off to accomplish.
You can make all your appointments, spend time with your kids in the summer or take your kids to school each day. Maybe you have other life goals such as starting a side hustle or attending school.
Spend leisurely mornings having coffee, breakfast, or going to the gym in the daylight.
Enjoying a slower passed morning that doesn’t have to start before the sun is a great advantage for second shift workers. You can maintain a solid morning routine and even gym schedule without having to compete with the rush of getting out the door or plan your workout based on all the early birds in the gym.
You want advancement opportunities.
With fewer people working on 2nd shift, you may have the opportunity to do more than you would during the day. In manufacturing jobs, this involves getting more experience on more machines and processes. If you’re just starting out, this is a great way to jumpstart your career. Working in more parts of the facility gets you more familiar with different machines and tools and shows your employer that you’re versatile and willing to learn.
You don’t want to be distracted and want to focus on your work.
During the second shift, there tend to be fewer distractions from those in the company working 9-5 jobs. Sales teams, administration, and other employees typically aren’t in the office during the second shift, allowing you to focus on your work. Motivated second shift employees can oftentimes be more productive due to fewer distractions during their day.
We’ve been in the business for over 15 years, and we have partnerships with industry leaders in Central and Southern Ohio. Apply with us today + start working tomorrow. We have companies looking for talent every day.
If you think a 2nd shift position is right for you, consider joining :hire in Central or Southern Ohio. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance. Many of our clients also offer 401K & 401K matches, short-term disability, paid holidays, and paid vacation time after conversion. We’re looking for dependable employees with an eagerness to learn. Experience in the warehouse or manufacturing industry is welcome, but not required for many of our positions.
Review our open positions on our jobs board and contact 740.395.0100 for more information.