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3 Reasons To Tap Into the Gig Economy This Back-To-School Season

A National Retail Federation survey estimates that about $83.6 billion will be spent on back-to-school needs, a more than a 10 percent increase from last year. Despite the retail industry’s general shift from in-store to online, many parents and students visit brick-and-mortar stores - with school-issued supply lists in hand - to choose and purchase new school gear. This uptick in traffic means retailers need more workers, including stockers, picker-packers, and cashiers.

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Jay Lenstrom & The Evolution of Experiential Marketing: Part 1

For three decades, Jay Lenstrom has been an instrumental force in bringing the experiential marketing industry to light. His agencies have worked with 15 of the Top 20 Fortune 100 companies, and has held leadership positions across a number of verticals. Today, he’s the SVP of Experiential for Shiftgig, a role he took after Shiftgig acquired BookedOut, the staffing technology firm he became CEO of in 2015.

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Meet Shavonda: Triathlete, Mom, and Shiftgig Specialist

As a mom of five, Shavonda wanted a way to earn extra cash, but still have time to spend with her family. Thanks to Shiftgig, she was able to accomplish this goal.

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Giving Back with Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

Having a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program is a great way for companies to not only give back to the community, but also provide a feeling of value for employees. In fact, today’s workers are looking for much more than a typical nine to five job; they want a workplace with purpose, and a CSR program is one way to provide this.

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Beyond the Job: Andrea Wagner, Shiftgig's VP of Enterprise Sales

While she’s only been a part of the Shiftgig team for a couple of months, Andrea Wagner, VP of Enterprise Sales, has already jumped in head first to her new role.

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The Independent Workforce is Here to Stay - MBO Report Findings

With nearly 41 million Americans working independently, more and more research is being done to showcase the impact this workforce has on the economy. Recently, MBO Partner’s released their 2017 State of Independence in America report analyzing the size, growth, and performance of the independent workforce.

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Shiftgig's June Business Reading List

This month, there was a lot of buzz about how the gig economy is affecting the role of HR. In fact, we laid out some of these reasons in a recent blog series. To explore this idea further, we gathered a list of articles from June highlighting the impact that the gig economy can have on an organization, a HR department, and a workforce.

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Shiftgig's Techweek Recap, Part 2

Earlier, we talked about this year’s Chicago Techweek, and how Shiftgig CEO Eddie Lou presented on a panel with other Chicago startup CEOs.

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Shiftgig's Techweek Recap, Part 1

For the past two years, Shiftgig has partnered with Chicago Techweek, a week-long technology conference and festival. The Shiftgig team has a strong presence at the event, providing Specialists to run the event, as well as participating in the annual Growth Summit panel.

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Eddie Lou Talks "Double Bottom Line" with Forbes

Recently, Shiftgig CEO and co-founder Eddie Lou wrote a piece for Forbes about today’s workers seeking more than just work out of their nine to five job. The idea, Lou suggests, is that workers today — primarily millennials — are looking for substance in a quality workplace, not just a job.

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