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Wonolo helps Americans find blue-collar freelance work through its app

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The gig economy seems to be ever-expanding, and isn't just limited to Uber anymore. The startup Wonolo, short for "work now locally" and based out of San Francisco, California, has brought to fruition an on-demand marketplace for job seekers looking for hourly work in factories, distribution centers, stores, and more.

“Staffing has been an industry that lacks innovation,” said A.J. Brustein, co-founder and chief operating officer. “It’s very targeted towards clients, not workers. There’s a huge underserved population of people we address.”

According to the American Staffing Association, temporary staffing is sitting pretty as a $125 billion industry. Industrial positions make up 37 percent of jobs, compared to 28 percent for clerical, 13 percent for professional, 13 percent for engineering, and 9 percent for health care.

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