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Red WigWam can help fill your summer vacancies

Published 13th August, 2014 by Neil Nixon

Red WigWam can help fill your summer vacancies

As the summer eventually gets started, for many businesses this time of year becomes a bit of a painful period. As people go on holiday business owners have to make a decision – do I find a replacement or can I get away with it for a week or two? Most often the latter option is chosen but this can occasionally back fire with extra work coming in, the remaining staff not being able to cover or just under-estimating how much that person will be missed.

At Red WigWam, we see our role as helping people get into employment through temporary work and, at the same time, help them make extra cash from their spare time. We do this by finding temporary or part-time jobs for them, often at short notice, that can bring the experience needed to move into full-time work. The type of people we do this for can vary enormously, from students who are looking for term-time or summer work, to mothers coming back to work but not on a full-time basis, to people who want to supplement their benefits with a few extra hours a week to recently retired people who want to keep working but not as much as they did before.

We do this by asking them to register on the Red WigWam website and, in particular, to let us what time they have available and what type of job they have done in the past, or are looking for now. Roles can be for as short as an hour to as along as a few weeks. At present, we have access to a pool of around 5,000 people, many of whom have experience in, or expressed an interest in, cleaning roles.

This pool of people, and the time they have available, obviously helps employers find individuals to fill the gaps that come up over the summer. Or even when they need jobs filled at very short notice. As an example, we recently had to find 8 cleaners in less than an hour for a business in Liverpool. These were extra staff needed to supplement the existing staff for a specific project. By simply offering the job out to the people registered on the Red WigWam database we were able to get the right number of people, with the right skills, to fill the roles.

If this is of interest, or to have access to these cleaners, simply register at, load a job and see who we can find for you. We match your job, based on the skills and expertise required, to those people that suit best in terms of geography, experience and time available. And there are people spread across all of the country.

As with any employer, we carry out vetting and validation including that each person has the right to work in the UK. We also deal with all payroll including PAYE and holiday pay.

For more information on Red WigWam please contact Red WigWam on or visit the website at

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