Shutterfly Front Entrance

Shutterfly’s Shakopee facility is now using an app called My Work Choice to fill in its workforce gaps during its busiest seasons.

Tana Greene, the CEO of a staffing company based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, realized three years ago that something about her temporary-hire staffing company needed to change. Workers were using their temporary jobs as part-time flex jobs so they could have other gigs or take care of their kids at home. Clients were reporting too many absences and workers wanted more flexibility.

Greene had a thought: in a “gig” economy that runs off smartphones and work-when-you-want schedules, there was no reason her staffing company shouldn’t be able to adapt. So it did.