Work Market: Partnering Now… Surprises Soon?
Work Market, which offers an enterprise labor marketplace, has partnered with FieldSolutions — an independent field service technician provider. The deal could help IT vendors and VARs to find and accelerate more customer engagements. But that's not all — something else is brewing at Work Market. Something big…
Let's start with the actual news. According to an official announcement:
"The relationship with Work Market gives FieldSolutions’ clients several unique advantages not available anywhere else. Clients of FieldSolutions will now have the additional option to leverage the Work Market marketplace. The benefits to FieldSolutions’ clients include an increased base of people registered with Work Market, all while working through a single management system, which provides consolidated administration for the broader range of staffing and skill offerings from FieldSolutions."
Think of it this way: Work Market is like a cloud-based CRM, ERP, HR system and talent marketplace all rolled into one. It allows customers and service providers to find on-demand talent. Plus, Work Market manages all of the HR- and financial-related tasks for each engagement.
Launched by former OnForce CEO Jeff Leventhal, Work Market has been in growth mode. While OnForce focuses purely on the IT services industry, Work Market focuses on all vertical markets — though IT services is a natural starting point given Leventhal's background and industry Rolodex.
Work Market has offices in New York City and on Long Island. The grapevine suggests Work Market may soon attract more venture capital funding to further accelerate growth. The VAR Guy suspects the grapevine is right…