Fast-growing Snagajob expands in Rosslyn  

Leading marketplace for hourly work brings together thousands of workers and employers

When Carlos Mateos, Jr., needed to hire a top-notch team to staff his new McDonald's at Rosslyn's Central Place, he turned to the marketplace for hourly work Snagajob, which has been successfully matching up employers and hourly workers since 2000. He had a great experience.

"Snagajob has completely changed our hiring process," Mateos says. "We have such flexibility around how we can set up an interview. It's just been fantastic."

Snagajob supports more than 80 million registered hourly workers and 300,000 employer locations, making it the top marketplace for hourly work in the country. Through a job search website and mobile app, Snagajob makes it easy for those seeking hourly work to find and apply for a range of jobs through one platform. In turn, Snagajob provides employers with an easy way to post jobs, scan resumes, schedule interviews and hire new team members. They can also use the technology to conduct tax credit screenings, I-9 verifications and background checks.

Originally started in Richmond, Snagajob opened its D.C.-area office in 2014 with 11 employees. With four office locations — Arlington, Va., Richmond, Va., Charleston, S.C., and Oakland, Calif. — the company is aggressively expanding. In 2016, they secured $100 million in funding, announced a strategic partnership with LinkedIn, and acquired the human capital management platform company PeopleMatter. By October 2016, when they relocated to the Waterview building on North Lynn Street in Rosslyn, they had grown by more than 420 percent. 

Most top restaurant brands use Snagajob, including Denny's, Burger King, Applebee's and Chipotle. Forty-eight percent of the top retail brands and 50 percent of top hospitality brands use it, as well. The company's unique proposition is that their platform is a cutting-edge, mobile-first, millennial-first system of engagement. 

"Every month, one in two people looking for hourly work in America (more than 10 million people) use our site or mobile app," says Peter Harrison, CEO of Snagajob. "People come to us because they know we are where the jobs are, and we're working relentlessly to ensure they are the right jobs, with the right employers, at the right time, and in the right place."

Snagajob aims to foster a positive corporate culture at all four of its locations. They've been featured in Fortune magazine's Great Places to Work edition eight times. The Rosslyn office has its own cross-departmental “Culture Squad” to create a positive and energetic environment consistent with the company’s other three locations. A dedicated "Snaggers Care" team is responsible for identifying philanthropic opportunities specifically in the D.C. community. The company emphasizes giving back to the community and encourages all employees to do so through regular organized events. They also grant each employee 16 hours of time off to volunteer for an organization of his/her choice.

Their corporate offices in Rosslyn have 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Georgetown and the Potomac River. The 32,000 square-foot space was designed to support collaboration and creative brainstorming and features open work spaces (even the CEO doesn’t have an office). There are multiple “hangout” spots with bean bag chairs and fun activities such as cornhole, a poker table, a popcorn machine and a mini kegerator.

CEO Harrison says Snagajob is happy to be in Rosslyn.

Selecting an office location is really about choosing a community to be a part of," Harrison says. "Arlington, and the larger D.C. Metro area, have a thriving startup and tech community that we are excited to be a part of and support. We've grown our Rosslyn-based team swiftly to more than 100 people since opening the office in October 2016, and I'm excited to continue this growth to complement our other locations as we expand our footprint nationally."

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