ST. PAUL, MINN. — August 5, 2016 — When I Work, the easiest way to schedule, track time and communicate with hourly employees, today secured a short term lease on new office space in Minneapolis’s Ford Center and will relocate its operations there by early fall ahead of a hiring push that will see the company add 100 employees over the next 18 months.
The company anticipates completing the move from its current home in the Drake Building, on the edge of downtown St. Paul, to 420 Fifth St. Minneapolis by October 1. The new 28,000-square-foot space is located on the 5th floor of the Target Field-adjacent property, which was once the home of a Ford Motor Company Model T vertical assembly plant and showroom.
The office expansion comes after the news earlier this summer that When I Work attracted $15MM in Series B venture capital from Columbus, Ohio-based Drive Capital, with participation from Arthur Ventures and High Alpha.
When I Work serves more than 50,000 companies in 50 countries. Its platform serves businesses that manage hourly workers and shift-based work schedules—from small brick-and-mortar businesses with 10-person teams, all the way up to 10,000-employee enterprises. The company’s customers include a wide cross section of industries, including everything from healthcare and hospitality to restaurants, retail and service-based organizations.
“As a company, we’re thrilled about our upcoming move,” said Chad Halvorson, CEO, When I Work. “We looked at several properties in both St. Paul and Minneapolis, but in the end, the energy and growth opportunities of the North Loop won us over. The Ford Center will be our home through 2018, allowing us to double down on the explosive growth we’ve been experiencing since 2014. The space will enable us to continue scaling our teams and building products that make work and life better for business owners, managers, and hourly employees everywhere. Over the next few months, more than 100 employees will officially be settling in at the space we have in the Ford Center.” added Halvorson.
When I Work is the easiest way to schedule, track time and communicate with hourly employees. Over 50,000 workplaces worldwide rely on When I Work to make sure they have the right people, at the right place, at the right time.
When I Work improves employee-manager relationships while removing the common inefficiencies of managing hourly teams—making teams more efficient, more accountable and better prepared. In five minutes business owners and managers can start using When I Work’s simple, mobile-first solution, no IT required.When I Work Announces Office Relocation to Accommodate Major Hiring and Expansion Rob Wormley