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Market Watch: Dallas Becomes Gig Economy Hub

According to a September 2016 article in the Dallas News, more than a third of Dallas residents have worked as independent contractors or gig workers, and 97 percent of those contractors reported that they were satisfied with the experience.

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Market Watch: Foodservice abounds in Nashville

With the population on a continuous uptick, Nashville has become the “it” city for young professionals. It’s estimated that nearly 100 people move to the city each day, which has caused both a housing crisis, and a shortage of workers for companies looking to hire short-term, summer employees.

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Shiftgig Helped Throw the Biggest Party of the Year: Mardi Gras 2017

Yesterday was the day New Orleanians were waiting for all year: Mardi Gras, one of the biggest and best free parties in the world! While many have only been getting into the Mardi Gras spirit within the last few weeks, our New Orleans Specialists have been preparing for this day as far back as October. Today, General Manager Kim Smith shares what Shiftgig’s NOLA crew has been doing to support Carnival 2017.

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Meet Curtisha: Entertainer, Entrepreneur and Shiftgig Specialist

With over 20 years of experience in food, beverage, hospitality and customer service, Curtisha Johnson knows there’s a lot more to the industry than taking and delivering orders.

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Shiftgig New Orleans goes to the Super Bowl

This Sunday, 30 football-loving members of the Shiftgig New Orleans team traveled to Houston to work Super Bowl LI.  Our team worked a VIP event before the game as well as the Patriots post-game party, an event that was made way more exciting by the incredible Patriots come-from-behind victory.

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Meet Vernon: Experienced Sous Chef and Shiftgig Specialist

In a recent poll, we found that the majority (74.3%) of Shiftgig Specialists have experience in the foodservice industry, but a far fewer number of those Specialists have a sous chef skill set.

Vernon Williams is one of those unique Specialists.

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Meet Chef Ron: Foodie, Musician and Specialist

Chicago is filled with exceptionally talented people, but Ron, otherwise known as Chef Ron, stands out. Current Specialist, musician and foodie, Chef Ron has been working in foodservice for over 15 years and has been playing gospel, R&B and jazz music for over 30 years.

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Shiftgig Celebrates #ILookLikeAnEngineer One-Year Anniversary

Last week, it had been a year since the ground-breaking hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer surfaced, fighting stereotypes associated with the field of engineering in the tech world.

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A Reflection on my Newborn Child and his Future Career: Eddie Lou, CEO of Shiftgig

My first child was born three days ago on July 26, 2016. Seconds after he was born, I heard him wailing with his first cry and an emotion of amazement rippled through me. He was so beautiful;  it was love at first sight.

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Honoring Our Veterans: LeScotcia’s Journey to Shiftgig

LeScotcia, known as “L” to her Shiftgig peers, is not the typical Specialist. Originally from Opelousas, LA, she moved to Houston over ten years ago and enrolled at Baylor.

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