NEW YORK—Qwick, a Phoenix-based on-demand staffing platform for the food and beverage industry, has launched in New York City to provide a reliable, flexible option to increase staffing and connect New Yorkers to immediate, open shifts across the hospitality industry.
New York area hospitality businesses have rapidly adopted the platform, Qwick now serves over 40 partners ranging from hotels and restaurants to events facilities and catering businesses. According to the company, New York servers and bartenders are making an average of $18.50 per hour using Qwick, up from the $16.50 state average per hour.
Over the last few months, professionals on the Qwick platform have already worked over 2,400 hours of shifts in the New York area, and this is expected to increase as the holiday season takes full swing. Since launch, Qwick has already signed up more than 5,000 professionals and completed 500 shifts in the NYC area.
Founded in 2018 by human resource technology and hospitality industry veterans Jamie Baxter, Blaine Light, and Chris Loeffler, Qwick provides hospitality businesses with a 98% average fill-rate and immediate access to a pre-vetted and certified gig economy workforce. It is backed by national investors, including Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and Peak Ventures, and partners with top hospitality brand leaders such as Hilton and Marriott International.