Hundreds of technologies connect active job seekers with open positions. But what about the other 85 percent – currently employed professionals who would welcome a discussion about a better-fitting opportunity

That’s GoGig’s market and founder Chris Hodges is all about disrupting the talent acquisition process in the multi-billion dollar HR tech sector.

Fort Lauderdale-based GoGig, a startup tech company that has raised millions in funding, offers a confidential professional networking platform that leverages artificial intelligence and powerful algorithmic search to allow hiring companies to match with currently employed individuals based on culture fit and desires.

Recruiting and staffing is the third-largest marketplace in the country, behind auto and telecom, said Hodges, a serial entrepreneur in HR tech and other sectors who also has corporate business management experience. “All these technologies are doing a good job of matching a company to a resume, but nobody has built a solution from the outset for the 5x larger currently employed individuals who would be open to a conversation about something better if it came to them. … We saw the need.”

It’s an entirely new pool of passively seeking job candidates that in less than 120 seconds with GoGig’s proprietary technology, can be connected with new opportunities that might be a better fit.

GoGig’s model is subscription-based: Companies pay a monthly fee per user license.   Hodges declined to disclose revenues.

Launched in April 2016, GoGig is already in 15 U.S. markets, including all of Florida, Chicago, Boston, Portland, Austin and Atlanta. While the platform is industry agnostic, GoGig specializes in white-collar professionals earning $30K to $150K annually and it targets geographic markets with relative low-unemployment rates, Hodges said.

“There are no job postings, no resumes, no applying, and no archaic keyword searching on our platform,” Hodges explains. “GoGig facilitates hiring companies with warm conversations they typically can’t find anywhere else.”

GoGig’s growth strategy is working. Today, GoGig has 250 paying customers, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups, thousands of candidates in 15+ markets on its platform. “We’re growing by about 500 acquired candidates per market, per week,” Hodges said. The goal for 2018: 1 million users.

Another big milestone in 2017 was securing two large distribution partners; one is the second biggest U.S. media outlet and the second is a large global distributor of domain names. “We’ll be live in 22k+ cities across the globe by the end of 2018, that’s an estimate…. These two partners will help us scale in a very big way.”

GoGig is currently a team of five co-founders, four employees and a large group of contractors, Hodges said. The plan for 2018 is to add about 20 employees to the team, with GoGig’s assistance, of course.

GoGig is currently a team of five co-founders, four employees and a large group of contractors, Hodges said. The plan for 2018 is to add about 20 employees to the team, with GoGig’s assistance, of course.

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