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GigSmart Sees 460% Growth in Demand for Temporary, Hourly Work Amongst COVID

GigSmart, an on-demand mobile staffing app that connects businesses looking for talent with individuals looking for work, has seen a 460% increase in the number of hourly Gigs posted since March despite COVID downfalls to the job market. Construction, food service, and warehouse businesses are currently hiring the greatest number of workers through GigSmart apps, which have nearly half-a-million downloads to date.

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Since launching its on-demand staffing apps, Get Workers and Get Gigs, GigSmart has secured job placements for its user base of over 250,000 hourly workers, connecting them to thousands of business requesters from coast to coast. The rapid month-over-month growth across both of its gig economy apps clearly solidifies the need for flexible labor solutions in today’s economy. With workers available across the U.S., Get Gigs workers have been paid in 34 states so far this year, including GigSmart’s top markets in AtlantaChicagoDallasDenver, and New York City.

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“GigSmart has connected thousands of businesses with trusted, reliable workers who can complete a wide range of hourly jobs, taking the headache out of temporary staffing,” said Mitch Catino, Chief Product Officer of GigSmart. “Whether it’s sourcing workers for warehouse or construction labor, customer service, healthcare, commercial moving, food delivery or home repairs, we’re pleased to offer GigSmart in every U.S. state so that everyone can have easy, instant access to temporary workers.”

During the pandemic, GigSmart is helping senior living facilities combat the shortage of healthcare workers by supplementing full-time workers with temporary workers. Since March, GigSmart workers have completed 200 shifts for Senior Housing Options across eight different locations.

“We have a high turnover rate because it can be a challenging environment to work in,” said Susie Stebbins, Director of HR for Senior Housing Options. “GigSmart has helped us weed out who is there for the long haul.”

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