Instawork Arrives in the Triangle to Help Raleigh-Durham Businesses Meet Staffing Needs

The flexible work platform matches a network of more than 27,000 on-demand hourly workers with local businesses

Instawork now available in Raleigh-Durham

Instawork, the leading platform for connecting businesses with a network of over 4 million skilled workers, announced today the platform's availability in the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina. The platform specializes in connecting businesses with workers based on their unique business needs while providing workers the choice to decide when, where, and how they work best.

The announcement comes as business owners in the Raleigh-Durham area have struggled this past year to adequately staff their establishments despite North Carolina's unemployment rate remaining steadily under 4%

The hospitality sector, particularly restaurants in The Triangle, alongside the manufacturing industry has been hit the hardest with labor shortages and is still slow to rebound post-COVID. With the job vacancies remaining unfilled, Raleigh-Durham businesses will need extra support during the remainder of the summer season. 

"Instawork is the key for local businesses that need relief from the staffing drought across the Raleigh-Durham area," said Kira Caban, Instawork's Head of Strategic Communications. "The platform offers immediate access to a premier network for reliable and skilled hourly workers in the area. And as summer kicks into high gear, it's important for local businesses to leverage the thousands of nearby hourly workers to ensure they can meet the increase in customer demand." 

More than 27,000 people in the Raleigh-Durham area have already downloaded the Instawork app and are working to staff over 200 business locations across the area. The most common roles for Instawork in Raleigh-Durham are general labor, prep cook, event server, and line cook positions. Other positions in the hospitality and warehousing/supply chain industry are also offered. Local workers can easily create a profile, find a shift that matches their skills and interests, and start working in as little as 24 hours. 

In Raleigh, the average hourly pay rate on the Instawork platform is $16.62 per hour, more than double the city's $7.25 minimum wage. That meaningful increase in earnings gives local residents an easier way to make ends meet during a continued period of inflation.

Businesses across the Triangle that rely on Instawork range from nationally-recognized hotels and restaurant groups to some of North Carolina''s favorite local hot spots and event venues. They have easy access to quality, reliable workers following Instawork's announcement that over 1 million people joined the app ahead of last year's busy holiday season.

The announcement follows Instawork's recent $60M Series D funding to accelerate investment in AI-driven capabilities. Fueled by this growth, Instawork is helping staff distribution centers for some of the country's largest retailers as well as the majority of sports stadiums across the U.S. and Canada. 

In 2022, Instawork was ranked in the top 10% of the country's fastest-growing companies by Inc. 5000 and was included in the Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startup list. Instawork was also named the 2022 ACE Award recipient for "Best Innovation," one of the "Best Business Apps" by Business Insider. Those interested in learning more about Instawork should visit or download the app.

About Instawork

Founded in 2016, Instawork is the leading flexible work app for hourly workers. Its platform connects thousands of businesses with over four million workers, filling a critical role in local economies. Instawork has been featured on CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and more. Instawork helps businesses in the food & beverage, hospitality, and warehouse/logistics industries fill temporary and permanent job opportunities in more than 30 markets across the U.S. and Canada. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Source: Instawork