Shiftgig’s First Half of 2016

Did you know today marks the second half of the year? Since the first half of the year flew by, we’re revisiting the previous six months highlighting how we’ve grown and new initiatives we’ve implemented.

BuiltInChicago helped Chicagoans find ways to make a little extra on the side. They explained that anyone can pick up shifts through our mobile app, from the servers and bartenders to the brand representatives.

Shiftgig Specialists are more than just employees, they’re family. We appreciate their hard work and dedication. We began our Shiftgig Specialist Spotlight in order to highlight some of our outstanding Specialists. You can read their stories here.

Spend Matters included Shiftgig as as their WIP of the week. They recognized that “by taking the high ground and handling workers as W2 employees as employer of record, Shiftgig is demonstrating one of the forms a staffing supplier will take in a digital platform world.”

Our growth from online service industry job board to on-demand labor marketplace was recognized by the Chicago Tribune. In February, our Specialists proudly worked at the Super Bowl.

We made it to the final four of ChicagoInno’s 2016 Tech Madness bracket! Spothero and Jellyvision made it to the championship round, with Spothero being crowned the winner. We’ll see you next year!

Giving back to the community is an important initiative of Shiftgig’s. Our internal employees have begun volunteering with organizations of their choice, including Habitat for Humanity and Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. You can see our employees efforts on our Facebook page.

We expanded operations to Tampa! Tampa marks our 9th office to open. Our Tampa General Manager, Laura Turner, is a 17-year recruiting industry veteran.

We also expanded operations to Milwaukee! Milwaukee is our 10th office to open. Shiftgig Specialist Cory explains the ease of using the app to pick up shifts.

We’re still growing! Our New Orleans office opened in May and marks our 11th office open for business.

Shiftgig founders Eddie Lou, Jeff Pieta, and Sean Casey were nominated as finalists for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 – Midwest. We were honored to have been among such wonderful talent!

Techweek included Shiftgig in their 2016 Techweek 100 Top Innovators list, alongside Spothero, Opternative, and Chicago Ventures.

Startup50 honored Shiftgig in their Startup Spotlight. “Shiftgig is well positioned to take advantage of this trend.”


Want to join our growing team? Apply to work for Shiftgig! You create your own schedule, so you work only when you want. Isn’t it time you worked on your terms?

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About The Author

Jane Smith is the Community Relations Manager at Shiftgig. She is passionate about helping Shiftgig Specialists and helping transform the way people work. In her free time, Jane loves cooking, exploring Chicago, and spending time with family.