June 07, 2016
If you're a college student in Philadelphia looking for a summer job and a way to get swole, you might be in luck.
Bellhops, the tech-driven "Uber of moving," will hire 100 Philadelphia-area college students to account for expanding demand during the peak move-in season.
“Thanks to mushrooming demand, we must drastically increase the number of bellhops we have in the field. It’s that simple,” said Bellhops COO, Matt Patterson. “Last year Bellhops business grew by 350 percent in Philadelphia. We’re planning to do more of the same in 2016 and we’ll need to add a slew of bellhops to support that growth.”
Here's how Bellhops works: small- to medium-sized moves are booked via the app or on the company's website and all the bellhops in a defined market territory are notified through their own app. At that point, jobs are claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For each job, Bellhops are paid between $13 and $15 an hour. To get the job, you have to pass a background check and participate in a video interview. Once hired, you'll have to maintain positive ratings both from Bellhops peers and customers.
“We are very selective about who is allowed on our job-claiming platform, so that means we need to sort through a large collection of applications to reach our desired market headcount,” said Patterson. “Historically our applicant acceptance rate has been roughly 50 percent. This allows us to ensure customers that we’re supplying high-quality movers to their jobs.”
Peak season typically lasts from June through August. Students from Drexel, Temple, Penn, Villanova, La Salle, St. Joes, and Philadelphia University are all encouraged to apply here.