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BlueCrew

March 02, 2016 09:00 ET

BlueCrew Upgrades On-Demand Staffing Platform to Drive Greater Transparency in Hiring and Performance Evaluation

San Francisco-Based Company Achieves Significant Growth in First 10 Months by Giving Workers in Gig Economy W2 Employment and a Clear Career Path

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2016) - BlueCrew, the on-demand, data-driven staffing platform for blue-collar jobs, today announced a significant technology upgrade and major growth since its April 2015 launch. BlueCrew's breakthrough solution automates the screening and matching of job candidates so employers get the most qualified and trusted workers for the right jobs. The new enhancements to its staffing platform makes it even easier for BlueCrew's corporate customers to track the performance of its workers, creating a transparent relationship that rewards the hardest working and most experienced.

BlueCrew is an ideal staffing platform for companies looking for temporary or seasonal workers for jobs including movers, drivers, forklift operators, warehouse staff, data entry personnel, and customer service reps; the market for temporary workers in these sectors totals approximately $35 billion, according to IBISWorld research. Using algorithms that factor in skills, experience and employer performance ratings, the BlueCrew staffing platform screens and identifies the most qualified candidates for specific positions. These candidates, who are classified as BlueCrew W2 employees and thus eligible for insurance benefits, are then sent job requests through the BlueCrew mobile app on behalf of employers when they need to fill relevant positions. By combining smart staffing algorithms with mobile applications, BlueCrew cuts the time to fill open positions from days to minutes.

In response to customer requests, BlueCrew has added new features to its platform including:

  • A mobile management app that gives shift managers easy access to information on the performance of BlueCrew workers including on-time record, shifts worked and other performance metrics;
  • A new GPS timecard solution so workers can automatically clock in and out directly from the BlueCrew mobile app on their smartphones. This ensures complete transparency between employer and worker on the reliability and location of any worker at any time.

Since it first started connecting employers and workers last April, BlueCrew has experienced significant growth including:

  • 30% average month-over-month increase in revenue in 2015.
  • Added over 1,000 full- and part-time workers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Filled over 12,000 work shifts since inception.

"BlueCrew has changed the way we fill temporary positions, particularly during our peak times of business," said Dan Lucht, General Manager, Zephyr Express, a California-based fine wine storage and delivery service. "During the Super Bowl week, BlueCrew workers played a critical role in helping us meet the high demand for wine deliveries. We now use them to address last minute staffing requirements and they always answer the call with experienced and skilled people. The new BlueCrew platform features, particularly the GPS timecard, will make it even easier for us to transparently communicate with and manage temporary workers. BlueCrew is the ideal model for the on-demand staffing industry."

"BlueCrew's mission is to make it dramatically easier and faster for companies to identify and select the most talented and experienced workers in a wide variety of roles," said Gino Rooney, co-founder and CEO of BlueCrew. "In our first ten months, we have gained a lot of traction with our data-driven approach to staffing. BlueCrew is changing the way companies staff and empowering workers in the gig economy to move from contract work to opportunities with a clear career path."

About BlueCrew
BlueCrew's on-demand staffing platform automates the screening and matching of the most qualified and trusted candidates to the right jobs. BlueCrew's algorithms empower employers to cut through the clutter of thousands of temporary job candidates to hire top temporary talent at the click of a button for positions including movers, drivers, forklift operators, warehouse staff, data entry personnel, and customer service reps. Located in San Francisco, BlueCrew has received $3 million in initial funding from investors including Y Combinator, Index Ventures, Sound Ventures, Liquid 2 Ventures and Stanford StartX and can be reached at www.bluecrewjobs.com.

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