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The On-Demand Staffing App Brings More Economic Opportunity to Southern California Workers and Businesses

Los Angeles, Calif. (April 4, 2019)Instawork, the on-demand staffing app for gig workers and hospitality businesses, announced today its marketwide expansion across Los Angeles and Orange County to help create more economic opportunity for local workers and hospitality businesses. The gig marketplace enables local residents to find high paying work fast and helps businesses find quality workers.

Over the past several months, Instawork was in pilot in Los Angeles and Orange County with thousands of businesses and professionals using it. The company is now officially announcing its expansion into Los Angeles and Orange County following a recent $10 million funding round and news about its plans to expand to more California cities outside of the Bay Area last month.

Los Angeles and Orange County were logical next markets for Instawork’s expansion. Hospitality and tourism supports nearly 700,000 jobs in Los Angeles and the gig economy is thriving in Southern California.* In fact, Los Angeles is one of the biggest markets for specialized independent professionals (i.e. gigs) with about 400,000 workers who collectively earned more than $18 billion last year.**

Instawork, available on Android and iOS in English and Spanish, is currently focused on serving the needs of the hospitality industry, connecting thousands of Instawork Professionals and business Partners every day.

“Specialized gig professionals make up nearly six percent of the total workforce in Los Angeles, second only to San Francisco,” said Sumir Meghani, Co-Founder and CEO of Instawork. “We are excited to bring Instawork to Los Angeles and Orange County and provide Professionals seeking work a better, faster way to find great opportunities and give hospitality businesses a better, faster way to find quality workers.”

The top reasons Professionals come to Instawork are the flexibility around where and when they want to work, higher pay, and substantial shifts. In fact, over 50% of Professionals are referred by friends and family, and on average, Professionals make nearly $140 a shift. The top reasons Partners come to Instawork are to find great talent quickly, and to create, manage, and schedule a flexible workforce at the touch of a button. Instawork Partners receive immediate feedback on their gigs with 97% matched with qualified Professionals within 24 hours. Instawork is very easy to use and Professionals and Partners can set up a free account in minutes.

“Instawork has assisted us in finding quality professionals on short-notice across our restaurant group,” said Joel Dixon, Rustic Canyon Family Director of Operations. “Having the confidence that you can find experienced help quickly from a trusted source like Instawork is invaluable. It ensures our restaurants are running smoothly and it’s a seamless process for our chefs and managers.”

“Instawork has given me the opportunity to make additional, flexible income while I pursue my dream career,” said Mitchell Bautista, a Los Angeles Instawork Professional. “I am in the process of becoming a registered nurse and Instawork has helped me find the gigs that fit my busy schedule, and on top of that, I am using the money I make to help pay for nursing school.”

Those interested in learning more about Instawork and becoming an Instawork Professional or Partner should visit www.instawork.com or download the free apps.

About Instawork:

Instawork (www.instawork.com) is the on-demand staffing app for gig workers and hospitality businesses available on Android and iOS in English and Spanish. Thousands of professionals and partners use Instawork every day across the Bay Area, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, and Bangalore, India, Instawork is a privately held company with the backing of prominent investors including Benchmark, Y Combinator, Tuesday Capital, SV Angel, and Liquid 2 Ventures. For additional information and company images visit: https://www.instawork.com/about.

* Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

** a study commissioned by freelance marketplace Fiverr from market research firm Rockbridge Association.