Solvate Recruits 500 Freelancers, Fuels 'Gig Economy'

A jobless recovery no more, New York City Based start-up Solvate will recruit 500 independent contractors over the next 90 days.

May 11, 2010, 10:00 ET from Solvate

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With the economy now in an official state of "jobless recovery," Solvate (, an insourcing startup that connects companies with talent to work on demand, announced today its campaign to recruit 500 new independent professionals to its Talent network over the next eight weeks fueling growth in what is being referred to the "gig economy."

Solvate makes it easy for companies to connect with a select network of independent professionals to work on demand on a per project, hourly basis. On (a site itself built entirely on demand by Solvate talent) finding help is as simple as typing in, "I need a ______ who can _______", directing Solvate's staffing engine to connect you with the right talent for your request. Solvate handles the recruiting, interviewing, vetting, peer review, contract and rate negotiation so you can get straight to work with a match -- and provides dedicated account management along the way.

"Solvate gives us the flexibility to have Ivy League sales executives, major media company writers and all the technically skilled professionals I can shake a stick at -- without the payroll overhead," says Rick Walker, CEO of GreenEfficient, a Texas-based company providing services to LEED-certified buildings. "I can use them as often or as little as needed."

Solvate is also changing the way people work. "I'm an entrepreneur boot-strapping my first start-up. I need supplemental income but also a lot of flexibility," says Adam Schwartz co-founder of, "With Solvate I set my own rate, choose which projects I have time for, and what hours I have to dedicate to them. Fundamentally, by working on projects for other start-ups, Solvate allows me to continue working on my own."  

Over the next eights weeks Solvate is engaging in an all-out hiring spree, bringing on 500 new independent professionals in eight different verticals including:

  • Marketing
  • Back Office
  • Business Development
  • CRM
  • Creative
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Business Administration

Each week for the next eight weeks Solvate will focus on one vertical, starting with Marketing on May 3rd, and review applications for a finite number of openings per vertical. As part of insourcing, Solvate conducts peer reviews and solicits recommendations from the applicant's professional network during the application process. Interested applicants can tune into the Solvate twitter feed @solvate for real time updates about how many positions are left, the application process, and which vertical is being target when. Applicants can also check out for more details or to browse profiles of select Solvate Talent.

About Solvate

Solvate is insourcing for companies.  Solvate matches you with Talent recommended by your network - and ours - to work on demand.  The Solvate staffing engine matches companies with Talent to work on demand, in marketing, sales, business development, admin, back office and more. Finding the right talent is as simple as filling in the blanks: "I need a _____________ who can _____________." Solvate matches based on your request, company, industry, and social graph, to connect you with peers. We've already handled the recruiting, interviewing, vetting, peer review, contract and rate negotiation so you can get straight to work with a match. Based in New York, Solvate is a venture-backed startup on a mission to build trust between businesses and independent professionals and holds itself accountable for the work they do. To submit a Request For Talent, visit

SOURCE Solvate