Instawork Rows Into the River City as Richmond's Hospitality Sector Rebounds

The flexible work platform matches a network of more than 43,000 on-demand hourly workers with Richmond businesses

Instawork, the leading platform for connecting businesses with a network of more than 4 million skilled workers, announced today the platform's availability in the Richmond, Virginia, area. 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 after reports have shown that Richmond's hospitality industry rebounded and in some sectors has even surpassed the pre-pandemic ceiling.

"Richmond's hospitality sector is in a period of continued growth and introducing Instawork into this flourishing market will bring relief for locations that need skilled hourly workers," said Kira Caban, Instawork's Head of Strategic Communications. "With thousands of Richmond residents already signed up, the supply of nearby reliable workers will be essential for local businesses."

More than 43,000 people in the Richmond area have already downloaded the Instawork app and are working to staff almost 200 business locations across the area. The most common role for Instawork in Richmond is general labor. Other positions in the hospitality and warehousing/supply chain industry like line cook, event server, and bartender shifts 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 Richmond, the average hourly pay rate on the Instawork platform is $16.55 per hour, an improvement over the city's $12 per hour 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 River City that rely on Instawork range from nationally-recognized hotels and restaurant groups to some of Virginia'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 also 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