Wonolo Gives Businesses More Flexibility with New W-2 Employee Option

May 18, 2016


Whether Independent Contractor or Employee, Wonolo Enables Companies to Find and Manage On-Demand Talent from a Single Platform

SAN FRANCISCO (May 18, 2016) – Wonolo, an on-demand staffing platform enabling businesses to fill their immediate labor needs, today announced the launch of its W-2 option, helping businesses find qualified talent – independent contractors and employees alike – to address the unpredictable nature of their labor requirements and maintain compliance with company policies and worker classifications.


The only on-demand staffing platform to offer access to both W-2 employees and 1099 independent contractors, Wonolo gives businesses greater flexibility in how they meet fluctuating business demands, while providing more opportunities to a labor force seeking greater freedom in how and when they work.


“As business priorities can change rapidly, companies need an agile approach to get the right talent in place at a moment’s notice, often relying on independent contractors to fill those gaps. However, some companies may not be able to bring on independent contractors due to company policies or other restrictions,” said AJ Brustein, co-founder and COO of Wonolo. “With the launch of our W-2 option, we allow for more choice in how companies fill their short- and long-term staffing needs, enabling them to benefit from the flexibility of on-demand staffing by filling key gaps with W-2 employees or independent contractors depending on the business need. As a result, businesses can quickly find the most qualified talent in minutes, instead of the days or weeks of traditional staffing agencies or the time-intensive effort of going through resumes and vetting candidates themselves.”


A leading innovator in the on-demand staffing space since its inception in 2014, Wonolo continually develops new enhancements that improve how businesses fulfill their immediate staffing needs with qualified talent, including merchandisers, event staff, delivery drivers and general labor workers. Wonolo’s W-2 option enables companies to expand their on-demand talent pool by providing flexibility to all participants and addressing the specific needs of those organizations that can only work under the W-2 model. As the first platform to offer the ability to source both 1099 and W-2 workers, Wonolo has further advanced its mission to transform how businesses power their frontline workforce.


The W-2 option ensures Wonolo users can access W-2 employees, via the company’s partner Frontline Work Inc., alongside Wonolo’s growing community of on-demand independent contractors. As a result, users can more easily find qualified individuals, assign work, rate performance and manage payments from the same platform, while maintaining a lower cost structure and improving fill rate and time to fill for their on-demand staffing positions.


The Wonolo model also delivers numerous benefits for workers; Wonoloers gain the freedom and flexibility to work when they want to, at the times and locations that are most convenient for them. This enables them to find relevant opportunities at a moment’s notice, and get rated and paid once the job is complete.


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