BlueCrew (YC S15) Provides On-Demand Staff With The Stability Of Full-Time Employment

by Alexis Ohanian7/9/2015

BlueCrew is a startup launching this week out of our Summer 2015 class that provides companies with flexible on-demand staffing services, while also giving workers the stability and support that comes with full-time employment.

The platform hooks companies up with temp staffers for a variety of jobs, from warehouse workers, to data entry personnel, to on-demand delivery drivers. A key difference between BlueCrew and other on-demand services is that all of its workers are employees, not contractors.  This means that BlueCrew takes care of things like tax withholdings and
provides worker’s compensation insurance, taking on all the
complexity that the current “1099” model forwards on to its workers.

It’s better for workers, and better for businesses: BlueCrew boasts a 98 percent show-up rate for its staff, compared to the industry average of 60 to 70 percent. The service is also quick and easy to use, capable of filling more than 20 temp openings in under 40 minutes.

TechCrunch’s Kim-Mai Cutler wrote an in-depth piece about BlueCrew and its business model this week. You can read that article here, and see the related discussion on Hacker News here.


  • Alexis Ohanian