January 31, 2018

Mayor Emanuel Joins Shiftgig to Open New Chicago Headquarters

Innovative Tech Company Relocating to Larger Office Designed to Support Major Growth
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Shiftgig, the mobile technology platform that connects businesses with hourly workers, to open the company’s new office in Chicago. The new office is designed to support the company’s plan to add approximately 100 employees in 2018, doubling its internal data science, engineering and product teams, and significantly increase its marketing and sales teams. The company also plans to hire at least 1,500 people in Chicago allowing them to work for local businesses through the Shiftgig app.

“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.”

“We are thrilled to unveil our new headquarters as a center of excellence for taking Shiftgig to the next phase of our growth,” said 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.”

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.

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.