Changing Workforce

Matching skilled manufacturing workers and businesses

By Crain's Chicago Business

Mar 06, 2017

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A new company wants to play matchmaker between skilled manufacturing workers and the businesses seeking to hire them—just not full time.

At FactoryFix, employers can browse profiles for engineers, machinists, maintenance technicians, welders and others, then contact likely candidates. Founder and CEO Patrick O'Rahilly, noting that workers are vetted before joining the company's network, jokes it's "like a dating website if you only let beautiful people in." What it resembles more, though, is websites like 99designs, Upwork or TaskRabbit that serve as intermediaries for hiring help, whether a creative professional or a handyman.

Read the full story at chicagobusiness.com.