Instawork Launches in San Diego

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Instawork Launches in San Diego


Instawork, an on-demand staffing app for gig workers and hospitality businesses, announced that it is now available across San Diego to help create more economic opportunity for San Diego workers and local businesses. The gig marketplace enables San Diego residents to find high paying work fast and helps businesses find quality workers.

San Diego is the first market to welcome the gig marketplace after Instawork officially announced $10 million in funding and its plans to expand to more California cities outside of the Bay Area last month. The company chose San Diego due to extremely high demand from thousands of workers and local businesses requesting the marketplace in San Diego. 

San Diego’s tourism and hospitality industry ranks the second largest economic driver for the region and since 2010 the gig economy has increased 16% in San Diego. Now, Instawork will bring San Diego Professionals in this industry the opportunity to make higher wages and extra money and provide businesses the staff they need to grow their bottom line with its gig marketplace.

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.  

 “San Diego’s hospitality industry is one of the most important economic drivers for our city,” said Monica Heckenberg, San Diego Chapter President of the National Association of Catering and Events (NACE). “Having a marketplace like Instawork available in San Diego will support local businesses, like catering companies, on a whole new level by ensuring qualified professionals are matched with businesses looking for their much needed help.”

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, San Diego Professionals make more than $100 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. 

 “San Diego’s hospitality industry is thriving, but being able to find high quality staff is in very high demand,” said Maya Burcombe, Staffing and Operations Coordinator at Continental Catering. “Instawork has solved this problem for us and helped us fill positions fast with reliable professionals. We will definitely continue to use Instawork and have already relied on it for a big event coming up on April.”