When I moved to Sydney in January 2010, I didn’t have a job lined up. I decided to freelance write and edit and was able to support myself that way for a number of years. However, it was good to know that I had options for finding temporary work in Sydney if my freelancing fell through. Bartenders, wait staff and baristas are paid well compared to what they earn in the States, plus there are dozens of temporary work gigs to fill in gaps when work dries up.
One option that was not available to me back in 2010 for finding temporary work in Sydney but that certainly could have helped is the startup Workfast. Billing itself as “The On Demand Work Platform,” the Sydney-based temp agency provides flexible workers to businesses. Workfast aims to offer an alternative choice to traditional temp agencies by making the process quicker and more seamless with the aim of reducing costs and boosting productivity. You can post a job as a business or look for one as a worker in industries such as admin and office, tech and online and hospitality. Workfast has a website in addition to an app to manage the selection of workers, plus a platform for payment.
Though I have sought work through temp agencies before, most took some time to match me to the right opportunity and payment was often only made every two weeks or once a month.
The best part for workers using Workfast for finding temporary work in Sydney is that they can get short-term work based on their needs. That means they can work, fairly immediately, for an hour, a day or a week if they know they only need to find a temporary gig for a very short time. You even get same-day payment into your Workfast account, have the potential to grab extra shifts if you need or want them and can keep a steady stream of new opportunities coming your way. Workers also have the option of rating their temporary employers.
So whether you are a Sydneysider or an expat like I was, check out Workfast the next time you’re in need of finding temporary work in Sydney.
This is a sponsored blog post but all opinions are my own.
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