Temporary staffing platform company Wonolo has announced its new endeavor Wonolo Up, a set of benefits designed to meet the needs of the flexible workforce.
Wonolo Up allows workers to earn paid Flex Time Off (FTO) and gain access to benefits like health insurance and jobs that pay a livable wage.
“We do not believe that workers should have to choose between having flexibility or having benefits. For the first time, workers can work when and where they want to, while still having access to benefits that historically come with traditional employment,” said Yong Kim, CEO of Wonolo. “We see this as the next step forward for the future of work. We envision a world where in-demand workers have the autonomy to decide when and where they work without sacrificing the ability to take care of their loved ones, themselves, or to save for the future.”
Wonolo Up is integrated within Wonolo’s technology platform and as users reach thresholds of hours they have worked, they will accrue FTO. They can use this time for a day off, vacations or emergencies.
Through the use of MIT’s Living Wage Calculator, Wonolo will showcase businesses that offer wages that are at or above living wage. By the end of the year, the company hopes for 100% of the positions on the platform to meet these standards.