SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wonolo, an on-demand staffing platform enabling businesses to fill their immediate labor needs, today announced that company co-founder and COO, AJ Brustein, has been selected by Workforce magazine as a 2016 Game Changer for his contributions to the HR space.

“I am thrilled to be named a 2016 Workforce Game Changer, which recognizes the value of the Wonolo platform in helping companies address the common challenge of managing variable demand with a constant workforce,” said Brustein. “By being the first to launch an on-demand staffing platform, we have helped companies gain the flexibility to fill their immediate needs with great people who can do a great job, within a moment’s notice.”

Since 2011, Workforce has conducted its Game Changers award competition to showcase 25 of the workplace leaders under the age of 40 who are making a significant impact on the HR industry. Nominees are evaluated by the editors and senior writers of Workforce, and the winners are selected based on their professional accomplishments and personal achievements. Brustein was recognized as a 2016 Game Changer for helping to create a way for companies to deal with unpredictability by connecting with workers on an on-demand basis.

Before he co-founded Wonolo, Brustein was a brand manager at Coca-Cola, where he encountered the constant challenge of finding workers when there weren’t enough people working at the right times. Inspired by this challenge, Brustein, along with Wonolo co-founder and CEO, Yong Kim, recognized the need for companies to scale talent in response to demand and developed an on-demand staffing platform to help companies fill openings in minutes rather than days or weeks.

Through this approach, Wonolo has helped connect more than 20,000 eager workers, including busy parents, students just entering the workforce and traditional job seekers interested in a ‘try before they buy’ approach to landing employment, with over 75,000 on-demand job placements. Many companies, from startups to FORTUNE 500 companies, now rely on Wonolo to fill part-time and on-demand positions, creating a flexible workforce they can turn to as business needs fluctuate. By helping companies scale to meet demand, Brustein has helped Wonolo customers provide exceptional quality and customer service, while giving the freelance workforce a platform to advance their careers.

About Wonolo
Delivering maximum flexibility to companies and talent, Wonolo - which stands for Work. Now. Locally. - can connect companies with thousands of vetted workers within moments. Taking on-demand to a new level, Wonolo is the future of the gig economy and flexible workforce, helping companies address their unpredictable labor requirements. Headquartered in San Francisco, Wonolo serves major metro markets across the United States.

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Rachel Giustina