A temporary staffing agency that employs their workers as W2 employees for service jobs from warehouse work to produce pickers and packers to data entry personnel.
you’ve ever been in between jobs and had to look for temporary employment, you’ve probably reached out to a staffing agency. You’ve also probably learned the kinds of jobs that these agencies typically recruit for; it’s a lot of paper pushing in law firms, filing, answering phones, and other basic office work that does not require a lot of training. Typically, these jobs are white-collar (albeit low-level), stock-up-on-khakis-because-you’ll-be-wearing-them-a-lot kind of jobs. However, until recently, there wasn’t a one-stop-shop for temporary blue collar positions. Now there is BlueCrew to fill that gap. BlueCrew launched in April 2015 as an on-demand, data-driven staffing platform for blue-collar jobs. In the 11 months since their launch they’ve received $3 million in funding from investors including Y Combinator, Index Ventures, Sound Ventures, Liquid 2 Ventures and Stanford StartX. They’ve also recently announced some feature additions and upgrades
In the cutting-edge world of technology, positions like warehouse workers, forklift operators, data-entry personnel and movers may seem like relics from another time. But San Francisco startup BlueCrew saw an opening to create a tech-enabled temporary agency focused on those blue-collar jobs.
A new YC company called BlueCrew thinks it has another answer. They’re a temporary staffing agency for service jobs from warehouse work to produce pickers and packers to data entry personnel. The key difference here is that they employ their workers as W2 employees.
Gino is the CEO and Co-founder of Bluecrew. Prior to starting BlueCrew, he was a Quantitative Engineer Intern at Gelber Group, LLC, a Software Engineering Intern and a Summer Intern for V8 Product Development and Calibration at Navistar, Inc., an Undergraduate Research Assistant at Mid-IR Photonics Group, and an Affiliate Student at the University College London He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Stanford University.
Cooper is the Chief Product Officer and Co-founder at Bluecrew, a YC-backed startup that believes hard work makes everyone stronger and that anyone who wants to work, should be able to work. He is a Stanford graduate student at CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) and has exceptional iterative prototyping, mechanical design, and acoustics engineering skills. He enjoys the collaborative, creative process of turning disruptively innovative concepts and technologies into graspable prototypes, as well as great marketing/graphic design such as motion graphics, video and audio editing.