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Shiftgig is the leading mobile platform that connects businesses with reliable, high-quality workers on demand. People use Shiftgig to discover short-term work opportunities when, where and for the businesses they prefer. 

Shiftgig was founded in 2012. Their headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois, and they have additional offices throughout the US.

About Shiftgig

The company is run by eight key executives: Wade Burgess, Chief Executive Officer, Eddie Lou, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Rick Bowman, Chief Technology Officer, Jill Erickson, Chief Revenue Officer, Michael Yoch, Executive Vice President of Product, Jay Lenstrom, Senior Vice President of Experiential, Andrea Wagner, Vice President of Sales, and Jack Murphy, Vice President of Finance. 

Shiftgig has raised $59 million in four rounds of investments and grown to more than 230 employees since starting operations in 2012.

The company directive is to provide a streamlined way for businesses to connect with hourly workers through their mobile marketplace. Saving businesses time and money recruiting staff and giving them the flexibility to fill as many hours labor as they need.

At Shiftgig, they call their workers “Specialists.” There is an interview followed by a several-step screening process before Specialists are added to their database and made available to clients.

Shiftgig provides Specialists for some of the country’s largest brands across a range of industries. They have been listed among Business Insider’s, “25 Coolest New Businesses In Chicago.”

Their target customers are businesses of any size in need of additional labor hours, needing to expand their workforce, or looking for a cost-effective way to complete work demands exceeding their current capacity.

How Shiftgig Works


From the client perspective, you start by talking to a member of Shiftgig’s team to assess your needs and set up an account.

Once you are set up with an account you have access to their app and can watch in real time as pre-qualified specialists pick up the shifts you have made available.

You can communicate, track event progress, make changes to your available shifts, and more, all from the mobile app.

If you want to work as a Specialist for Shiftgig they say they are always accepting applications, however they try to balance the number of shifts they have available with the number of applications they accept.

You will go through a pre-qualifying process and interview to assess your skills. If you’re selected for the next step there is a screening and group orientation session.

If you pass this stage you can download the app and browse the available shifts that match your skills and experience. Simply apply for shifts and when you’ve completed the work you can log your hours through the app and get paid at the end of each week.

Plans and Pricing

There are no setup fees, monthly subscriptions, or any hidden charges. You only pay for the hours of labor your specialists complete for you.

Shiftgig does not have any set or tiered pricing. For a quote, you will need to contact them directly as the price will vary based on the skillset of the specialist you hire.

Shiftgig Alternatives

Although Shiftgig is squarely taking aim at traditional staffing agencies, if you have one-off tasks or would prefer to find your own dedicated freelancer you may be able to find someone on Upwork. The downside is that you have to sort through applications and vet the freelancer yourself.

Otherwise there are various virtual assistant companies in the US that will help you find an assistant matching your requirements, TimeETC and Boldly are two of the highest rated companies.

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