IRVINE, California, August 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
ShiftPixy, Inc., (NASDAQ: PIXY) an on-demand human capital platform that syncs work opportunities from shift-based employers with ready-for-hire workers, today announced that it will open its first regional office in New York City's historic Grand Central Station. This regional office will house local sales and client support staff.
This expansion represents a key development for the Company as it continues to establish itself as the premier workforce management platform that meets the needs of the gig economy. ShiftPixy's human capital management services address formidable challenges for businesses that rely heavily upon a contingent workforce, delivering a revolutionary platform for workforce management that helps them navigate regulatory mandates, minimize administrative burdens, and connect with a capable, ready-for-hire workforce.
"New York City is a crucial market for ShiftPixy, and the opening of our office here marks the first step in our ambitious national expansion efforts," said ShiftPixy's Co-Founder and CEO, Scott Absher. "Buoyed by the city's 24-hour nature, and the economic impact of its leisure and hospitality industries, the gig economy here is thriving.
By establishing a presence in New York City, we are primed to meet the needs of its rapidly expanding contingent workforce, while also broadening our client reach and support throughout the entire Northeast region."
One recent study estimates that the contingent workforce currently accounts for approximately 34 percent of all U.S. workers, and that figure is expected to increase to 43 percent by 2020. Mr. Absher added: "We are confident that ShiftPixy's seamless platform will increasingly become an essential tool for employers seeking to maximize business efficiency, while providing workers with access to flexible earning opportunities that offer robust employment and health benefits."
Following the opening of the New York office, ShiftPixy plans to open additional regional offices in Illinois, Florida and Texas as it continues its expansion efforts in order to meet the needs of employers and shift-workers in the gig economy.
ShiftPixy is a disruptive human capital management (HCM) services provider, revolutionizing employment in the gig economy by delivering a next-gen platform for workforce management that helps shift-based employers navigate regulatory mandates, minimize administrative burdens, and connects them with a ready-for-hire workforce. With expertise rooted in management's nearly 25 years of workers' compensation and compliance programs, ShiftPixy adds a needed layer for addressing compliance and continued demands for equitable employment practices in the growing Gig Economy. ShiftPixy's complete HCM ecosystem manages regulatory requirements and compliance in such required areas as paid time off (PTO) laws, insurance and workers' compensation, minimum wage increases, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance.
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