The website helps companies stay lean by connecting them directly with the right freelance and part-time talent on an "as needed" basis. Removing the need for expensive agencies, companies get "matched" with local professionals seeking flexible work.
MONTREAL, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - In time for Valentines Day. Workhoppers.com is not about finding long lasting love, but rather casual work relationships. Using the same approach as a dating site, workhoppers matches projects, gigs or flexible work with the right local talent. From a fresh, contemporary interface, employers and flexible job seekers provide specific details, get matched and then communicate directly with one another to discuss the details and terms. No middleman, no agency, no fuss.
Ideal for small to medium sized companies and especially for startups that may not have the need or budget to hire full-time staff. Companies will find professionals, or "workhoppers," who are specifically looking for temporary, seasonal, casual, freelance, gig, contract or part-time positions. Whether it's to hire a designer for a new logo, a blogger on a contract basis, part time retail or merchandising help, a brand ambassador, or a marketing consultant, companies can choose from thousands of profiles and simply connect.
Flexible job seekers sign up for free to create a profile that advertises their skills, availability, photo, reviews, and so forth. Unlike job boards, seekers not only post a resume but also pick from hundreds of specific job categories revealing their preferences. Employers can post one job at no cost, or pay an affordable fee to announce unlimited job openings and contact workhoppers. All jobs and companies listed on the site are reviewed to ensure legitimacy. The website takes no commissions for successful connections.
Workhoppers, a global site, is available in English and French and will soon be available in Spanish. Workhoppers encourages employers to find local professionals so that they can meet face-to-face and report to one another more effectively.
Job seekers and employers can sign up at workhoppers.com immediately.
Workhoppers, the newest Canadian solution to finding flexible staff, was started by Vera Gavizon and Linda Singer, two professionals and working mothers, who experienced the challenge of finding interesting flexible work that also required professional skills, and led to an overall career path. With 33% of the U.S. workforce working as freelancers, the co-founders believe that an easy, safe and cost effective solution is needed to connect companies with these professionals. After one year online in beta, Workhoppers has close to 10,000 members with more than 80% of them having post-secondary education.
Image with caption: "Workhoppers was founded by Vera Gavizon and Linda Singer, two working moms who faced the challenge of finding flexible work and understood the benefits for companies to hire “on-demand”. The result was an easy and cost effective solution to connect the two. (CNW Group/workhoppers)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150204_C7690_PHOTO_EN_11563.jpg
For further information: Linda Singer, 1-844-FLEXWRK (353-9975), firstname.lastname@example.org