Shiftgig is always focused on one mission: Transforming the Way People Work.
When we first started as a job board in 2011, our primary focus was in the hospitality space. We were connecting workers with restaurants and bars who needed workers to pick up shifts in the Chicagoland area. We continued to thrive, particularly in short-term industries, as we began running our own on-demand marketplace and digital staffing agency, employing thousands of workers and supporting hundreds of clients across the country.
In early 2019, we began bringing Deploy by Shiftgig to market as a software offering, enabling staffing firms to run their own on-demand marketplaces, but we were met with some raised eyebrows. Particularly, from firms who were concerned about “co-opetition” or competing for the same workers and clients while using our technology to run their own business.
So around this time last year, we knew we needed to make a pivotal change in our company’s history. We divested our staffing business to two great partners: LGC Hospitality and Headway Workforce Solutions, and a new Shiftgig was born. A Shiftgig that is 100% focused on bringing staffing agencies a powerful software platform to empower their workforce, streamline their operations, and