Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, joined Shiftgig to unveil the office space and support workforce increase
CHICAGO – January 31, 2018 – Shiftgig, the mobile technology platform that connects businesses with vetted, hourly workers, unveiled today its new office location and announced a plan to double its internal data science, engineering and product teams, and significantly increase its marketing and sales teams in 2018. The company also plans to hire at least 1,500 people in Chicago allowing them to work for local businesses through the Shiftgig app.
Shiftgig’s new office space is located on the third floor of 1 N. State Street, Chicago, IL spanning 23,773 square feet, enabling the company to keep pace with its hiring growth. The space is one of the first renovations completed by the property with plans to open a roof deck and state-of-the-art fitness center for tenants this summer. All of Shiftgig’s business operations are centralized out of the new headquarters to better serve the needs of its clients and Specialists, across the country.
“We are thrilled to unveil our new headquarters as a center of excellence for taking Shiftgig to the next phase of our growth,” says Wade Burgess, CEO of Shiftgig. “By hiring world-class talent here in Chicago, we are one step closer to fulfilling our mission of connecting millions of people with millions of shifts.”
The Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, joined Shiftgig for a ribbon cutting ceremony and showed support for the company’s plans to expand its workforce in Chicago.
“Shiftgigs’s decision to double down on Chicago with a major expansion of its workforce demonstrates what happens when you combine an innovative tech company with our city’s unparalleled talent,” Mayor Emanuel said. “I look forward to watching Shiftgig’s continued progress and the opportunities they create for Chicago’s residents.”
Mayor Emanuel also accompanied Burgess in a fireside chat discussing the state of the Chicago technology community and strategies to keep technology talent in Chicago.
Shiftgig connects businesses with the on-demand workforce through our industry-leading mobile platform. Our technology provides financial opportunity for hourly workers seeking flexibility and choice, while delivering powerful business agility to companies. More than 2,800 clients in food service, hospitality, retail, warehouse and experiential marketing use Shiftgig because of its ability to easily fill and manage short- term job assignments with pre-vetted, skills-assessed workers. Shiftgig is changing the way people work. For more information visit www.shiftgig.com.
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