Launch Coincides with HotGigs’ 2007 Growth Strategy

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jan. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HotGigs Inc., an innovator in web-based staffing solutions, has upgraded its online staffing exchange (, adding new tools and capabilities, such as the ability to compare billable hourly rates for a large variety of consulting professions.

(c) provides a real-time online marketplace to help North American employers and staffing firms efficiently outsource to North American workers. The release of the new site coincides with HotGigs’ 2007 growth strategy, following on the company’s landmark achievement of registering its 50,000th consultant, listing more than $500 million in billable contract opportunities from North American companies and staffing firms.

HotGigs has extended its highly regarded bill rate comparison tool to the public, making it available to any visitor on the site. The tool allows users to compare the rates paid for contractors with desired skills and experience levels.

The redesigned and easier to use provides separate portals for each of the exchange’s three distinct audiences – consultants, hiring companies and staffing firms. Each portal features Web 2.0 enhancements such as RSS content syndication, blogs, social networking, data on skills in demand and automated agents for marketing contractor opportunities and resources across 17 workforce categories, including IT, healthcare, HR, creative, marketing, accounting, financial and administrative.

Consultants and contractors who join the exchange can market their services to more than 19,000 companies and staffing firms, and broadcast their availability for new projects to previous and potential clients. They can include ratings from past employers, customized search agents, peer networking tools, and one-click contact between employers and contractors.

HotGigs has also launched informational blogs to help exchange members better manage the staffing process. Noted authors contribute to’s blogs, among them highly respected executive search and organizational consulting authority Lou Adler and contingent workforce industry expert Elaine Taylor of iLogos Research.

“We’re helping highly skilled professionals build, manage and grow their consulting businesses while taking the pain out of the process of recruiting and managing contingent workers,” said HotGigs co-founder and CEO Doug Berg. “The new site adds tremendous value in the way they do business with one another.”

About HotGigs Inc.
HotGigs Inc. delivers web-based staffing solutions that help companies manage their staffing supply chain. The ( staffing exchange is a free service for companies that simplifies contract and full-time staffing from HotGigs network of 13,000+ staffing & consulting firms and 50,000+ consultants.

HotGigs ContractCentral solution ( provides companies with a centralized portal to automate sourcing and management of contract resources from their private network of preferred staffing vendors. Its Jobs2Web product ( helps companies drive top candidates directly to their corporate career sites from top search engines and free job posting sites, allowing them to build their own private candidate communities.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, the company was founded in 2003.

HotGigs, HotGigs Inc., the HotGigs logo, Jobs2Web and ContractCentral are trademarks or registered trademarks of HotGigs Inc. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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