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Wonolo expands to Chicago


Wonolo, an on-demand staffing platform set up to enable businesses to fill their immediate labour needs, has announced the expansion of its operations to Chicago, enabling the region's businesses to instantly connect with qualified hourly and daily talent to meet rapidly shifting demands.


The move into the Chicago market is part of the company's ongoing expansion efforts.


Wonolo connects businesses looking to fill positions quickly to a pool of more than 20,000 vetted workers, called Wonoloers.


The company says posting jobs to the Wonolo platform connects companies with qualified workers in minutes, rather than days or weeks, while saving up to 40% on staffing costs as compared to staffing agencies or external service providers.


Founded in the US in 2013 by former Coca-Cola employees, AJ Brustein and Yong Kim, Wonolo already provides services in cities across the US, including San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.


Wonolo stresses the labour model has changed considerably in recent years, with businesses looking to leverage daily or hourly staff to supplement their full-time workforces.


It says the new model not only serves businesses well, but is ideal for the growing number of individuals seeking greater flexibility and control over when and how much they work, while providing the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of industries and job types.


Wonolo claims it can help companies adapt to this new model, by providing on-demand staffing software along with direct access to a contingent workforce.


"Wonolo has transformed the way businesses around the country get their work done, and we are eager to expand our marketplace into the dynamic Chicago market," said AJ Brustein, co-founder and COO of Wonolo. "By delivering the technology that enables businesses to mitigate unpredictability and power their frontline workforce with on-demand talent through our community of Wonoloers, we help businesses overcome one of the most pressing challenges they are facing today -- finding the right talent at the right time."



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