According to WorknGo Chief Financial Officer Jason Oberai, jobs offered through the app are low-skilled, temporary and on-demand. In an effort to make working as “convenient and easy as possible” for students, there is no formal application process.
WorknGo Chief Technology Officer Lawrence Zhang said the platform is currently limited to UC Berkeley and Berkeley City College students for “quality assurance.” Once students sign up, they will receive notifications from the app and can select and apply to the jobs they want to take. At the job site, students will receive five to 10 minutes of training.
“We’re mainly covering people with missed shifts at McDonald’s,” said WorknGo Marketing Director Raymond Peng. “It’s not actually replacing anyone’s part-time or full-time jobs. WorknGo for the employer is mainly a way to fill in missed shifts and the turnover they see.”
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