Gigs, the job platform connecting companies to job seekers looking for hourly jobs in their neighbourhood, has recently launched its employer portal to help retailers, food and beverage, logistics, and hospitality companies with their full-time and part-time hiring needs. The announcement comes jointly with the company raising $2.7 million in its pre-seed round led by Slauson & Co with additional investment from Wonder Ventures and several angel investors.
With this investment round, the Los Angeles-based startup plans to invest in product, engineering, marketing, and sales to further its goal of helping companies find qualified candidates and job seekers find part-time or full-time work that matches their skills and interests.
Founded by Allen Narcisse, Gigs simplifies the matching process for employers and job seekers. The platform allows companies to source local job candidates with specific qualification criteria. In addition, employers can showcase their brand on Gigs through photos and videos. For job-seekers, the firm organizes job listings by location, provides a pay range for every position, and makes job postings more engaging with dynamic visual components. By providing a convenient and transparent way for employers to connect with local job seekers, Gigs makes it easy to find the perfect fit for hourly job openings.
Speaking about the latest development, Founder & CEO of Gigs, Allen Narcisse, said:
We are thrilled to launch Gigs and offer a new solution to help connect companies and job seekers in their neighbourhoods. By enhancing transparency in the job market, Gigs makes it easier and faster for companies and job seekers to find what works for them. We believe that Gigs will transform how people find hourly jobs in their community.
While established solutions serve the entire labour force, Gigs is creating a marketplace that matches businesses and workers based on the leading indicators of reliability: geographic location and pay transparency.
Commenting on the fundraising, Managing Partner of Slauson & Co., Austin Clements, added:
We’re excited to announce our investment in Gigs. Allen exemplifies all of the best founder traits. He’s a brilliant operator, and his experience shines through his execution. We’re impressed by the team he’s assembling and their deep-rooted expertise in building leading marketplace businesses. Gigs’ dedication to creating a modern, refreshed experience for hourly workers and employers is unique and forward-thinking for this industry. We have no doubt they will make a lasting change for the jobs space.