New York, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
Hourly (http://hourly.com), an employment network that assists job seekers in finding fulfilling temporary and hourly opportunities, left private beta today and launched publicly. With a recent McKinsey Global Institute report indicating that 58 percent of U.S. businesses hiring more hourly workers in the future, Hourly aims to bridge the gap between the new temporary workforce and the employers who need help on-demand.
Founded in 2010 by Lynn Dixon and Brooke Dixon, the idea behind Hourly was envisioned when the husband and wife pair ran into an all-too-familiar problem.
“We started Hourly based on our own experience finding work and filling jobs,” said Lynn Dixon, Co-Founder and COO of Hourly. “When I was organizing large-scale events in New York City, it often meant hiring part-time or contracted workers. However, a process that should have been fairly straight-forward left me totally frustrated. There was just no simple way to quickly find and vet interested job seekers.”
Hourly was founded to provide a more efficient way to connect the 95 million people who are looking for temporary opportunities with the employers who actively seek these candidates.
Hourly for Job Seekers
Job seekers are able to build a profile that highlights their background, skills, experience, and social links. In addition, job seekers can also detail their job interests, specifying their availability, distance willing to travel, and desired rate of pay.
Additional features include:
Hourly for Employers
Hourly makes the recruitment process easy for small- to mid-sized organizations looking for a temporary workforce. Employers can create a dedicated work profile, where they are able to post job opportunities. They are then matched with existing members who fit the criteria of the posting. Employers can then immediately begin reviewing members in Hourly who match their description and contact those candidates through the employment network dashboard.
In addition, Hourly markets jobs through a target list of job sites, schools, and association boards to ensure the best candidates are found. Further, employers can be vouched for, recommended, and rated, giving them credibility.
“Ultimately, people want to know who they’re talking to and hire with confidence,” said Brooke Dixon, Co-Founder and CEO of Hourly. “The process for finding local work and workers has become archaic. Whether you’re an employer looking for the perfect contractor or a job seeker looking for a part-time gig, Hourly streamlines the process, letting each side connect and review key information upfront. We've had jobs filled in two hours as opposed to the six weeks that has become standard.”
Setting up a profile on Hourly is free. Premium options, such as job postings, are available starting at $40 for both job seekers and employers.
Hourly is an employment network for the new temporary workforce, matching part-time, freelance, and hourly workers with employers. Going beyond the traditional job site, Hourly offers job seekers, businesses, and individuals a broad-based platform where they can discover and connect to one another quickly, easily, and affordably based on key criteria such as job function, location, availability, rate of pay, background, skills and certifications. Hourly was founded in 2010 by Lynn Dixon and Brooke Dixon and is based out of New York City.