In 2007, HotGigs Doubles Consultant Membership in Less Than Nine Months

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — HotGigs Inc., an innovative provider of staffing solutions and services, announced that it achieved a membership milestone on the HotGigs Staffing Exchange (, when Minneapolis-based business planning and management consultant Craig Kalscheur registered as the 100,000th consultant member.

Kalscheur joined HotGigs on the recommendation of fellow consultants. “I’ve worked as a consultant since the late ’90s,” says Kalscheur. “I’m always on the lookout for new clients or projects. What I liked about HotGigs is that it’s focused specifically on making those connections.”

HotGigs has been building its community of independent consultants since the company started in 2003. “We went from 5,000 consultants in our first year to over 50,000 in January of this year,” said HotGigs co-founder and Chief Gigster, Doug Berg. “In the last nine months, our consultant membership has doubled, as we continue to gain momentum and visibility as an online destination for consultants to market their skills to our network of firms and companies.”

Over the past quarter, HotGigs has added an average of 8,000 to 10,000 consultants per month to the Staffing Exchange, resulting in a contract talent pool that addresses a wide range of business services, including information technology, engineering, creative/design, business management, finance, clerical, training, marketing, human resources and health care.

The Staffing Exchange has seen major growth on both the east and west coast, as well as in central and Midwestern states such as Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

In addition to independent consultants, the HotGigs Staffing Exchange has over 17,000 staffing firm members and more than 4,500 company members, including hiring managers and procurement specialists in Fortune 500 accounts who use HotGigs to identify available firms and consultants within their markets, and research and compare bill rates for contract talent.

About HotGigs Inc.
HotGigs Inc. helps companies source both contract and full-time talent and optimizes the procurement, onboarding and management of contingent workers. HotGigs solutions include our national Staffing Exchange, career website optimization, contract sourcing and management services, and on-demand workforce management software. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company was founded in 2003.

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