The NFL’s recent announcement that they will relocate the San Diego Chargers franchise to Los Angeles was not the siren song you might have imagined for Southern Californian moving companies.
All great things must come to a start.
That’s exactly the mood over at HireAHelper headquarters, which is located right near sunny San Diego, CA. 2016 marked the nine-year anniversary of the mover marketplace company, and it was within this ninth year that one of the biggest dominos finally fell. Take a look.
On one level, Thanksgiving can be interpreted as a “portmanteau”. That is, the combination of two words and both of their meanings to create something new; Think “Netflix”, “cheeseburgers”, or even a Puggle.
Just giving thanks? Sure. But for best results, combine both meanings to create something functionally different.
With this in mind, the offices of HireAHelper planned one unforgettable night where they gave to others in need while practicing profound gratefulness for all their company. In the process, they created something far more meaningful.
Scour the internet long enough and you’ll feel like there’s nothing you haven’t already seen. And yet, there’s always something that comes along that makes you throw your arms up in disbelief. So with that in mind, let’s meet the latest from that arm-throwing tradition.
Illustrations by Marlowe Dobbe
Close your eyes and picture a mover. But before you describe what he looks like, hold off just yet.
Nowadays, they might just be a woman.
Women in the moving industry are beginning to grow in numbers. Not in droves – you would easily make a comfortable living betting against a female mover showing up on moving day. But their presence in an extremely male dominated industry is strengthening up and down the industry ladder: owners, managers, yes – clerical workers, and now finally, movers.
As with many markets where the workforce is typically gendered, women are beginning to get hired. And they are coming to move your furniture.