In an era when the 9-to-5 is being replaced by on-demand jobs and the costs of living are rising, Opus for Work empowers people to find flexible work that best fits their individual schedules and needs.
What is the on-demand economy? You may have heard a friend or a neighbor say they drive for Uber or for Lyft. But what does that mean? It’s commonly defined as an activity created by technology, usually through a smartphone, that fulfills a customer’s request via an immediate message on a smartphone application.
And, guess what? New companies in this space have nearly tripled within the last five years, creating tremendous room for new on-demand jobs and employees at rolepoint, where you can find jobs online.
If you’re familiar with “temp work,” on-demand jobs are just a new way of looking at it. You are more in control of the jobs you can take, and of when you work. At Opus for Work they realized they could help create a better system for jobseekers interested in this type of work.
“We started Opus for Work after Zach and I looked for on-demand jobs firsthand. We kept getting duped by Craigslist ads claiming unrealistically high wages – and there weren’t any resources to help us figure out where to work,” says Zoe Weintraub, co-founder and CEO.
“So, we created what we hope is a simple, quick job discovery site where you enter your schedule, assets and skills to get personalized job recommendations that maximize your time. For now, we’re focused on easy-to-qualify-for jobs, like ride-share driving and grocery shopping and delivery, but we’re quickly expanding into more specialized industries like on-demand IT, accounting, legal help and more.”
Founders Zach Goldfine and Zoe Weintraub met while working at Grouper, a popular dating service that matches groups of friends for fun nights out in the city. In 2015, the duo realized there was a problem that needed to be solved within the on-demand economy and embarked on a mission to fix it. They worked for 10 or so companies in the Bay Area to understand what the jobs are like, where you can make the most money and what makes someone happy working!
Since their start, they’ve been able to create a website and service that, in the San Francisco Bay Area alone, has successfully helped with over 700 applications from job-seekers that range in age, race and industry.
Trustworthy information, simplicity-of-use and key partnerships are critical in Opus for Work’s mission to empower people to choose work that fits their lives. Recently, they’ve begun working with community organizations like Oakland Pic, Hunters Point Family, Samaschool, YCD and some government employment agencies.
Their goal is to give everyone the chance to find work and be informed about the jobs that fit their lives and qualifications. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and through applying for jobs at www.opusforwork.com.